San Luis Obispo school information

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores65%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools168,30879,235
Total private schools43,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in San Luis Obispo are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in San Luis Obispo.
  • 92.1% of people in San Luis Obispo have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.2% of people in San Luis Obispo have completed high school.
  • 49.6% of people in San Luis Obispo have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in San Luis Obispo

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  • Bellevue-Santa Fe Charter1401 San Luis Bay Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 146 · Ratio: 0:182
  • Bishop'S Peak Elementary451 Jaycee Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 296 · Ratio: 0:184
  • Grizzly Challenge CharterPo Box 3209Grades: 10 - 12Students: 196 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Hawthorne Elementary2125 Story St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 333 · Ratio: 0:165
  • Laguna Middle11050 Los Osos Valley Rd.Grades: 07 - 08Students: 711 · Ratio: 0:174
  • Los Ranchos Elementary5785 Los Ranchos Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 417 · Ratio: 0:183
  • Pacheco Elementary261 Cuesta Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 50 · Ratio: 0:167
  • Pacific Beach High11950 Los Osos Valley Rd.Grades: 11 - 12Students: 56 · Ratio: 0:136
  • Peep - De'Groot - Prepare1500 Lizzie St.Grades: PK - 12Students: 3 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • San Luis County Special Education3350 Education Dr.Grades: KG - 12Students: 131 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • San Luis Obispo County Community3350 Education Dr.Grades: 07 - 12Students: 263 · Ratio: 0:17
  • San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Court3350 Education Dr.Grades: 08 - 12Students: 32 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • San Luis Obispo High1499 San Luis Dr.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 1,453 · Ratio: 0:148
  • Sinsheimer Elementary2755 Augusta St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 382 · Ratio: 0:178
  • Smith (C. L.) Elementary1375 Balboa St.Grades: KG - 06Students: 401 · Ratio: 0:165
  • Teach Elementary451 Jaycee Dr.Grades: 04 - 06Students: 115 · Ratio: 0:193

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Compare San Luis Obispo, CA Education To Other Cities

Education level achieved in San Luis Obispo

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade92.1%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school91.2%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college80.0%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree58.3%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors49.6%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters19.8%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree7.1%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate3.7%1.5%1.3%

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

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Cayucos, CA2,55381%19%
Pismo Beach, CA7,78974%9%
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Grover Beach, CA13,33763%7%
Santa Margarita, CA1,23161%11%
San Luis Obispo, CA45,91165%4%

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San Luis Obispo, CA45,91165%4%
Source: The San Luis Obispo, 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.