South Lake Tahoe school information

IndexSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores39%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio25:120:116:1
Total public schools98,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The South Lake Tahoe, CA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. South Lake Tahoe public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 3% higher than than the California average and 21% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Lake Tahoe public schools is 25:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.9% have completed high school, 23.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Lake Tahoe are 21% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in South Lake Tahoe.
  • 82.0% of people in South Lake Tahoe have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.9% of people in South Lake Tahoe have completed high school.
  • 23.3% of people in South Lake Tahoe have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Lake Tahoe

IndexSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school80.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college60.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Minden, NV3,35937%24%
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA1,24930%40%
South Lake Tahoe, CA21,50639%21%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Roselle, NJ21,50729%42%
Allison Park, PA21,51575%53%
Darien, CT21,51978%58%
Lakeside, CA21,48833%33%
Midlothian, TX21,53085%73%
South Lake Tahoe, CA21,50639%21%
Source: The South Lake Tahoe, 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.