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Avg. test scores 34%
High school dipl. 17%
Bachelors degree 162%

Atherton school information

IndexAthertonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores66%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools58,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Atherton are 34% higher than the national average
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Atherton
  • 96.9% of people in Atherton have completed 8th grade
  • 96.7% of people in Atherton have completed high school
  • 79.6% of people in Atherton have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Atherton

      IndexAthertonCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade96.9%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school96.7%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college92.3%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree84.1%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors79.6%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters44.8%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree18.1%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate7.3%1.6%1.3%

      Atherton, CA School Districts

      • Menlo Park City Elementary School District
      • Las Lomitas Elementary School District
      • Sequoia Union High School District
      • Redwood City Elementary School District

      There are a total of 5 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Atherton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Atherton, CA schools is 66%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Atherton, CA, an average of 96.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 96.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
      Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
      Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
      Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
      Atherton, CA7,12766%34%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Putnam, CT7,12932%34%
      LaFayette, GA7,13030%38%
      La Follette, TN7,13137%25%
      Providence, UT7,12263%27%
      Tyrone, GA7,12141%17%
      Atherton, CA7,12766%34%
      Source: The Atherton, 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.