Costa Mesa school information

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores38%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:120:116:1
Total public schools48,30879,221
Total private schools163,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools81,0857,963
The Costa Mesa, CA educational system consists of 4 public schools, 16 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools. Costa Mesa public schools have average test scores of 38% which is equal to than the California average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Costa Mesa public schools is 16:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.7% have completed high school, 37.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Costa Mesa are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Costa Mesa.
  • 84.0% of people in Costa Mesa have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.7% of people in Costa Mesa have completed high school.
  • 37.4% of people in Costa Mesa have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Costa Mesa

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade84.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college67.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.1%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
Irvine, CA246,99275%52%
Laguna Beach, CA23,20472%46%
Seal Beach, CA24,51069%39%
Cypress, CA48,97867%36%
Costa Mesa, CA112,43938%22%

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Costa Mesa, CA112,43938%22%
Source: The Costa Mesa, 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.