Watsonville school information

IndexWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores22%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools238,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Watsonville, CA educational system consists of 23 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Watsonville public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 42% lower than than the California average and 55% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Watsonville public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 59.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 55.7% have completed high school, 11.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Watsonville are 55% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Watsonville.
  • 59.0% of people in Watsonville have completed 8th grade.
  • 55.7% of people in Watsonville have completed high school.
  • 11.9% of people in Watsonville have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Watsonville

IndexWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade59.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school55.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college35.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree17.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors11.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Scotts Valley, CA11,82466%35%
Rio del Mar, CA9,73163%27%
Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28862%25%
Santa Cruz, CA63,31056%15%
Soquel, CA10,91253%8%
Watsonville, CA52,91522%55%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Yucaipa, CA52,88637%25%
Kingsport, TN52,87161%23%
Bradenton, FL52,98546%7%
Bellevue, NE52,99374%50%
Lake Havasu City, AZ53,05843%12%
Watsonville, CA52,91522%55%
Source: The Watsonville, 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.