Pittsburg school information

IndexPittsburgCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores27%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools128,30879,221
Total private schools53,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Pittsburg, CA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Pittsburg public schools have average test scores of 27% which is 28% lower than than the California average and 44% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pittsburg public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.9% have completed high school, 19.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pittsburg are 44% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in Pittsburg.
  • 77.6% of people in Pittsburg have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.9% of people in Pittsburg have completed high school.
  • 19.8% of people in Pittsburg have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pittsburg

IndexPittsburgCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade77.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school75.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.6%1.3%

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

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Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
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Alamo, CA16,07879%60%
Saranap, CA6,21177%55%
Pittsburg, CA67,99827%44%

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North Richland Hills, TX67,99481%65%
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Redondo Beach, CA67,66463%28%
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Source: The Pittsburg, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.