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Avg. test scores 31%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 37%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      El Cajon, CA School Districts

      • Cajon Valley Union Elementary School District
      • Grossmont Union High School District
      • Julian Union Elementary School District
      • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
      • Dehesa Elementary School District

      There are a total of 39 public schools, 18 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in El Cajon. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for El Cajon, CA schools is 34%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In El Cajon, CA, an average of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.3% have completed high school.

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      El Cajon, CA102,89434%31%

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      El Cajon, CA102,89434%31%
      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.