Redwood City school information

IndexRedwood CityCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores43%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools238,30879,221
Total private schools123,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Redwood City, CA educational system consists of 23 public schools, 12 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Redwood City public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 14% higher than than the California average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Redwood City public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.4% have completed high school, 44.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Redwood City are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Redwood City.
  • 84.5% of people in Redwood City have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.4% of people in Redwood City have completed high school.
  • 44.3% of people in Redwood City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Redwood City

IndexRedwood CityCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school83.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college68.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors44.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.6%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Redwood City, CA82,59543%12%

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Source: The Redwood City, 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.