Downey school information

IndexDowneyCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores41%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools258,30879,221
Total private schools143,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Downey, CA educational system consists of 25 public schools, 14 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Downey public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 8% higher than than the California average and 17% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Downey public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 74.2% have completed high school, 21.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Downey are 17% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Downey.
  • 75.3% of people in Downey have completed 8th grade.
  • 74.2% of people in Downey have completed high school.
  • 21.9% of people in Downey have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Downey

IndexDowneyCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade75.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school74.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college52.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree30.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%

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

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Downey, CA113,22341%17%

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Source: The Downey, 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.