Santa Barbara school information

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores43%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools328,30879,221
Total private schools173,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools131,0857,963
The Santa Barbara, CA educational system consists of 32 public schools, 17 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools. Santa Barbara public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 12% higher than than the California average and 13% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Santa Barbara public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.6% have completed high school, 45.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Santa Barbara are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Santa Barbara.
  • 84.8% of people in Santa Barbara have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.6% of people in Santa Barbara have completed high school.
  • 45.9% of people in Santa Barbara have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Santa Barbara

IndexSanta BarbaraCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school83.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree52.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters18.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.5%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Santa Barbara (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Montecito, CA9,19383%69%
Summerland, CA1,14665%31%
Isla Vista, CA27,17951%4%
Goleta, CA30,67148%2%
Carpinteria, CA13,55335%29%
Santa Barbara, CA90,92243%13%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Plantation, FL90,87852%5%
Longmont, CO90,71935%29%
Sunrise, FL91,17749%1%
Redding, CA91,32039%20%
Germantown, MD90,49445%9%
Santa Barbara, CA90,92243%13%
Source: The Santa Barbara, 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.