Rancho Santa Margarita school information

IndexRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores63%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools78,30879,221
Total private schools73,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Rancho Santa Margarita, CA educational system consists of 7 public schools, 7 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Rancho Santa Margarita public schools have average test scores of 63% which is 66% higher than than the California average and 28% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rancho Santa Margarita public schools is 24:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.4% have completed high school, 49.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Rancho Santa Margarita are 28% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Rancho Santa Margarita.
  • 94.5% of people in Rancho Santa Margarita have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.4% of people in Rancho Santa Margarita have completed high school.
  • 49.1% of people in Rancho Santa Margarita have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Rancho Santa Margarita

IndexRancho Santa MargaritaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college81.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Rancho Santa Margarita (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Irvine, CA246,99275%52%
Ladera Ranch, CA27,12172%46%
Laguna Beach, CA23,20472%46%
Coto de Caza, CA14,84569%39%
Las Flores, CA5,67168%39%
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03863%28%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Methuen Town, MA49,04359%20%
Severn, MD49,01738%23%
Cypress, CA48,97867%36%
La Mirada, CA49,13046%6%
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03863%28%
Source: The Rancho Santa Margarita, 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.