Santa Clara school information

IndexSanta ClaraCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores49%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools218,30879,221
Total private schools163,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
The Santa Clara, CA educational system consists of 21 public schools, 16 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Santa Clara public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 29% higher than than the California average and equal to than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Santa Clara public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.4% have completed high school, 56.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Santa Clara are equal to the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Santa Clara.
  • 91.0% of people in Santa Clara have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.4% of people in Santa Clara have completed high school.
  • 56.7% of people in Santa Clara have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Santa Clara

IndexSanta ClaraCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade91.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college77.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree63.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors56.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters26.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.9%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Saratoga, CA30,83082%67%
Santa Clara, CA122,72549%0%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Abilene, TX122,61273%49%
Murfreesboro, TN122,00764%31%
Victorville, CA121,32023%53%
East Los Angeles, CA124,19126%47%
Hartford, CT124,32025%49%
Santa Clara, CA122,72549%0%
Source: The Santa Clara, 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.