South Pasadena school information

IndexSouth PasadenaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores76%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools58,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The South Pasadena, CA educational system consists of 5 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. South Pasadena public schools have average test scores of 76% which is 99% higher than than the California average and 54% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Pasadena public schools is 24:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 95.0% have completed high school, 61.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 12.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Pasadena are 54% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in South Pasadena.
  • 95.2% of people in South Pasadena have completed 8th grade.
  • 95.0% of people in South Pasadena have completed high school.
  • 61.5% of people in South Pasadena have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Pasadena

IndexSouth PasadenaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade95.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school95.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college85.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree69.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors61.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters29.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree12.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.2%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,47783%68%
Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
West Hollywood, CA35,66170%43%
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA19,82466%35%
South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carrollton, GA25,96040%19%
Vernon Hills, IL25,91048%2%
Graham, WA25,89748%2%
Mount Pleasant, MI25,89637%25%
Asheboro, NC25,97841%17%
South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
Source: The South Pasadena, 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.