San Marcos school information

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores60%53%68%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools148,30879,235
Total private schools53,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools61,0857,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in San Marcos are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in San Marcos.
  • 82.5% of people in San Marcos have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.1% of people in San Marcos have completed high school.
  • 29.4% of people in San Marcos have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in San Marcos

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  • Alvin M. Dunn Elementary3697 La Mirada Dr.Grades: KG - 05Students: 617 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Bayshore Preparatory Charter1175 Linda Vista Dr.Grades: KG - 12Students: 143 · Ratio: 0:140
  • Discovery Elementary730 Applewilde Dr.Grades: KG - 06Students: 94 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Foothills High158 Cassou Rd.Grades: 06 - 12Students: 104 · Ratio: 0:126
  • Knob Hill Elementary1825 Knob Hill Rd.Grades: KG - 06Students: 836 · Ratio: 0:180
  • Mission Hills High1 Mission Hills Ct.Grades: 07 - 12Students: 2,538 · Ratio: 0:153
  • North Region Community School Of Greater Escondido255 Pico Ave., Ste. 101Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • North Region Community School Of Greater Oceanside255 Pico Ave., Ste. 101Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • North Region Community School Of Greater San Marco255 Pico Ave., Ste. 101Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • North Region Court255 Pico Ave.Grades: 02 - 12Students: 51 · Ratio: 0:115
  • Paloma Elementary660 Camino MagnificoGrades: KG - 05Students: 90 · Ratio: 0:184
  • Pivot Charter School - San Diego1030 La Bonita Dr., Ste. 350Grades: 06 - 12Students: 45 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Pivot Charter School Riverside County1030 La Bonita Dr., Ste. 350Grades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Richland Elementary910 Borden Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 729 · Ratio: 0:179
  • San Elijo Elementary1615 Schoolhouse WayGrades: KG - 05Students: 1,108 · Ratio: 0:189
  • San Elijo Middle1600 Schoolhouse WayGrades: 05 - 08Students: 1,439 · Ratio: 0:184
  • San Marcos Elementary1 Tiger WayGrades: KG - 06Students: 809 · Ratio: 0:155
  • San Marcos High1615 San Marcos Blvd.Grades: 07 - 12Students: 2,211 · Ratio: 0:159
  • San Marcos Middle650 West Mission Rd.Grades: 04 - 09Students: 1,295 · Ratio: 0:164
  • Twin Oaks Elementary1 Cassou Rd.Grades: KG - 05Students: 774 · Ratio: 0:179
  • Twin Oaks High158 Cassou Rd.Grades: 09 - 12Students: 177 · Ratio: 0:19
  • Woodland Park Middle1270 Rock Springs Rd.Grades: 04 - 09Students: 134 · Ratio: 0:179

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Education level achieved in San Marcos

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.5%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school80.1%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college63.5%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree46.4%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors29.4%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters9.0%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.3%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,83890%33%
Del Mar, CA4,24289%31%
Carlsbad, CA109,29688%29%
Solana Beach, CA13,14681%18%
Bonsall, CA4,13872%5%
San Marcos, CA87,80860%12%

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Reading, PA88,05156%18%
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Sunrise, FL88,39154%21%
San Marcos, CA87,80860%12%
Source: The San Marcos, 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.