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Avg. test scores 60%
High school dipl. 29%
Bachelors degree 73%

Compton school information

IndexComptonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores19%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools368,30879,221
Total private schools213,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Compton are 60% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 36 public schools in Compton
  • 61.8% of people in Compton have completed 8th grade
  • 58.8% of people in Compton have completed high school
  • 8.2% of people in Compton have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Compton, CA Schools

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      Education level achieved in Compton

      IndexComptonCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade61.8%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school58.8%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college34.7%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree13.5%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors8.2%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters2.1%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree0.3%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.1%1.6%1.3%

      Compton, CA School Districts

      • Compton Unified School District

      There are a total of 36 public schools, 21 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Compton. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Compton, CA schools is 19%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In Compton, CA, an average of 61.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 58.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
      Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
      South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58276%53%
      Compton, CA97,74019%60%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Albany, NY98,42534%30%
      Renton, WA98,49945%9%
      Vista, CA98,56032%34%
      Arden-Arcade, CA96,89832%34%
      San Angelo, TX98,69462%25%
      Compton, CA97,74019%60%
      Source: The Compton, 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.