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  • Occs:chep/pchs
  • 2910 Redhill Ave. Ste. 200, Costa Mesa
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 1,343
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 53:1
  • Orange County Special Education
  • Po Box 9050, Costa Mesa
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: 438
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Access Juvenile Hall
  • Po Box 9050, Santa Ana
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 509
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Samueli Academy
  • 1901 N. Fairview St., Santa Ana
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 269
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
  • Access County Community
  • Po Box 9050, Costa Mesa
  • Orange County Department of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 2,747
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1

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.

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

Listed above are Orange County Department Of Education, Costa Mesa schools. To customize your list of Orange County Department Of Education schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Orange County Department Of Education schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Miami Gardens, FL112,51437%25%
Lehigh Acres, FL112,27943%13%
Round Rock, TX112,76779%61%
Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
Elgin, IL111,91924%52%
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.
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