San Jose school information

IndexSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools2268,30879,235
Total private schools673,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools201,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in San Jose are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 226 public schools in San Jose.
  • 82.0% of people in San Jose have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.6% of people in San Jose have completed high school.
  • 38.2% of people in San Jose have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Jose

IndexSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.0%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school80.6%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college64.3%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree45.8%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors38.2%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters14.5%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.6%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cupertino, CA59,78786%75%
Los Altos, CA29,76286%75%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,24485%72%
Palo Alto, CA65,99882%68%
Saratoga, CA30,62782%67%
San Jose, CA986,32045%8%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Austin, TX864,21872%46%
Jacksonville, FL837,53343%13%
Indianapolis, IN835,09754%9%
San Francisco, CA829,07246%7%
Columbus, OH811,94352%6%
San Jose, CA986,32045%8%
Source: The San Jose, 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.