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75%
  • Union Street Charter
  • 470 Union St., Arcata
  • Arcata Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 100
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
69%
  • Jacoby Creek
  • 1617 Old Arcata Rd., Arcata
  • Jacoby Creek Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 427
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
65%
  • Northcoast Preparatory And Performing Arts Academy
  • Po Box 276, Arcata
  • Humboldt County Office of Education
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 139
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 34:1
62%
  • Arcata High
  • 1720 M St., Arcata
  • Northern Humboldt Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 830
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
57%
  • Coastal Grove Charter
  • Po Box 510, Arcata
  • Arcata Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 229
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
48%
  • Sunny Brae Middle School
  • 1430 Buttermilk Ln., Arcata
  • Arcata Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 246
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
41%
  • Pacific Union Elementary
  • 3001 Janes Rd., Arcata
  • Pacific Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 543
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
40%
  • Fuente Nueva Charter
  • 1730 Janes Rd., Arcata
  • Arcata Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 112
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
35%
  • Six Rivers Charter High
  • 1720 M St., Arcata
  • Northern Humboldt Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 101
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
32%
  • Laurel Tree Charter
  • 4555 Valley W. Blvd., Arcata
  • Northern Humboldt Union High
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 118
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
32%
  • Arcata Elementary
  • 1435 Buttermilk Ln., Arcata
  • Arcata Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 291
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
30%
  • Trillium Charter
  • 1464 Spear Ave., Arcata
  • Pacific Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 45
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
n/a
  • Pacific Coast High (continuation)
  • 1720 M St., Arcata
  • Northern Humboldt Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 42
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
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Arcata school information

IndexArcataCaliforniaNational
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.

Education level achieved in Arcata

IndexArcataCaliforniaNational
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%

There are a total of 11 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Arcata. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Arcata, CA schools is 49%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Arcata, CA, an average of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 91.0% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Arcata schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Arcata, CA schools.

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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.
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