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Avg. test scores 17%
High school dipl. 11%
Bachelors degree 28%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Downey, CA School Districts

      • Downey Unified School District

      There are a total of 25 public schools, 14 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Downey. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Downey, CA schools is 41%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Downey, CA, an average of 75.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
      Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
      Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
      South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
      Downey, CA113,22341%17%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Arvada, CO113,53237%24%
      Round Rock, TX112,76779%61%
      Wilmington, NC113,72446%6%
      Miami Gardens, FL112,51437%25%
      Costa Mesa, CA112,43938%22%
      Downey, CA113,22341%17%
      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.