Santa Monica school information

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores61%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools168,30879,235
Total private schools163,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools71,0857,965

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  • The average school test scores in Santa Monica are 24% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Santa Monica.
  • 94.7% of people in Santa Monica have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.1% of people in Santa Monica have completed high school.
  • 65.0% of people in Santa Monica have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Santa Monica

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.7%80.6%83.8%
Completed high school94.1%79.3%82.4%
Completed some college85.6%60.8%58.4%
Completed associate degree70.2%38.8%37.2%
Completed bachelors65.0%31.0%29.3%
Completed masters28.7%11.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree13.1%3.8%3.2%
Completed doctorate4.7%1.5%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Manhattan Beach, CA35,53479%60%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,72571%43%
West Hollywood, CA35,05370%43%
Hidden Hills, CA1,74969%40%
Topanga, CA8,92366%35%
Santa Monica, CA91,61961%24%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Federal Way, WA91,67641%16%
Hesperia, CA91,75724%52%
Lynn, MA91,28951%3%
Westminster, CA91,25548%2%
Sparks, NV92,23661%23%
Santa Monica, CA91,61961%24%
Source: The Santa Monica, 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.