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Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 137%

Berkeley school information

IndexBerkeleyCaliforniaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Berkeley, CA Schools

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      Education level achieved in Berkeley

      IndexBerkeleyCaliforniaNational
      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%

      Berkeley, CA School Districts

      • Berkeley Unified School District

      There are a total of 16 public schools, 23 private schools and 18 post-secondary schools in Berkeley. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Berkeley, CA schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Berkeley, CA, an average of 95.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      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.