Arcata school information

Average Test Scores49%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools118,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Arcata, CA educational system consists of 11 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Arcata public schools have average test scores of 49% which is 28% higher than than the California average and 1% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Arcata public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.0% have completed high school, 49.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Arcata are 1% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Arcata.
  • 92.0% of people in Arcata have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.0% of people in Arcata have completed high school.
  • 49.4% of people in Arcata have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Arcata

Completed 8th grade92.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college79.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree56.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.8%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fieldbrook, CA79865%31%
Trinidad, CA20952%6%
McKinleyville, CA16,94843%13%
Blue Lake, CA1,14740%19%
Eureka, CA27,00238%23%
Arcata, CA17,77549%1%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Albert Lea, MN17,77542%14%
Dumont, NJ17,78858%17%
Central Point, OR17,79348%3%
Maumelle, AR17,79531%36%
Live Oak, CA17,74948%3%
Arcata, CA17,77549%1%
Source: The Arcata, 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.