South San Francisco school information

IndexSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores43%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools128,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The South San Francisco, CA educational system consists of 12 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. South San Francisco public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 14% higher than than the California average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South San Francisco public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.2% have completed high school, 32.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South San Francisco are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in South San Francisco.
  • 83.3% of people in South San Francisco have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.2% of people in South San Francisco have completed high school.
  • 32.5% of people in South San Francisco have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South San Francisco

IndexSouth San FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade83.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college63.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Foster City, CA32,96777%56%
South San Francisco, CA66,58743%12%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Camarillo, CA66,63048%3%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Portland, ME66,64939%20%
Woodbury, MN66,69967%36%
Oshkosh, WI66,71347%5%
South San Francisco, CA66,58743%12%
Source: The South San Francisco, 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.