Berkeley school information

Average Test Scores53%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools168,30879,221
Total private schools233,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools181,0857,963
The Berkeley, CA educational system consists of 16 public schools, 23 private schools and 18 post-secondary schools. Berkeley public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 40% higher than than the California average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Berkeley public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 95.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.8% have completed high school, 71.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 15.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Berkeley are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in Berkeley.
  • 95.0% of people in Berkeley have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.8% of people in Berkeley have completed high school.
  • 71.8% of people in Berkeley have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Berkeley

Completed 8th grade95.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college88.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree76.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors71.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters38.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree15.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate9.0%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Tiburon, CA9,17083%69%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%
Berkeley, CA118,58553%8%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Norman, OK118,97468%39%
Ann Arbor, MI118,08759%20%
Beaumont, TX117,72958%18%
Allentown, PA119,62439%20%
Vallejo, CA119,64423%53%
Berkeley, CA118,58553%8%
Source: The Berkeley, 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.