Modesto school information

IndexModestoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores30%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools678,30879,235
Total private schools183,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools61,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Modesto are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 67 public schools in Modesto.
  • 79.0% of people in Modesto have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.4% of people in Modesto have completed high school.
  • 18.4% of people in Modesto have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Modesto

IndexModestoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.0%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school77.4%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college53.4%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree26.6%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors18.4%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters6.5%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.2%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Modesto (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hickman, CA47952%6%
Ripon, CA14,64548%3%
Denair, CA4,89239%21%
Escalon, CA7,25235%28%
Keyes, CA6,36435%30%
Modesto, CA205,98430%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Des Moines, IA206,70260%23%
Montgomery, AL204,09530%40%
Fayetteville, NC202,42139%20%
Spokane, WA210,14248%3%
Tacoma, WA201,79442%15%
Modesto, CA205,98430%40%
Source: The Modesto, CA education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.