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Avg. test scores 62%
High school dipl. 0%
Bachelors degree 24%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Costa Mesa, CA School Districts

      • Newport-Mesa Unified School District

      There are a total of 4 public schools, 16 private schools and 8 post-secondary schools in Costa Mesa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Costa Mesa, CA schools is 38%. The average student to teacher ratio is 16:1. In Costa Mesa, CA, an average of 84.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.7% have completed high school.

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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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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Miami Gardens, FL112,51437%25%
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      Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
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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.