South Gate school information

IndexSouth GateCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools148,30879,221
Total private schools53,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools71,0857,963
The South Gate, CA educational system consists of 14 public schools, 5 private schools and 7 post-secondary schools. South Gate public schools have average test scores of 28% which is 27% lower than than the California average and 43% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Gate public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 55.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 51.6% have completed high school, 8.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Gate are 43% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in South Gate.
  • 55.0% of people in South Gate have completed 8th grade.
  • 51.6% of people in South Gate have completed high school.
  • 8.1% of people in South Gate have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Gate

IndexSouth GateCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade55.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school51.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college28.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree12.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors8.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.1%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in South Gate (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
South Gate, CA95,21928%43%

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New Bedford, MA94,98846%6%
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Livonia, MI94,84950%2%
South Gate, CA95,21928%43%
Source: The South Gate, 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.