San Marcos school information

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores47%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools148,30879,235
Total private schools53,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools61,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in San Marcos are 4% 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.

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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.
Del Mar, CA4,24289%81%
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,83880%63%
Solana Beach, CA13,14674%51%
Fairbanks Ranch, CA3,24574%50%
Carlsbad, CA109,29667%37%
San Marcos, CA87,80847%4%

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Reading, PA88,05127%45%
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Chico, CA87,51743%12%
Boca Raton, FL88,18770%42%
Sunrise, FL88,39149%1%
San Marcos, CA87,80847%4%
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.