El Cajon school information

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores34%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools398,30879,221
Total private schools183,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools91,0857,963
The El Cajon, CA educational system consists of 39 public schools, 18 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. El Cajon public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 10% lower than than the California average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of El Cajon public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.3% have completed high school, 19.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in El Cajon are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 39 public schools in El Cajon.
  • 79.1% of people in El Cajon have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.3% of people in El Cajon have completed high school.
  • 19.1% of people in El Cajon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in El Cajon

IndexEl CajonCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade79.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school77.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college52.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The El Cajon, 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.