Avg. test scores 42%
High school dipl. 21%
Bachelors degree 40%

El Centro school information

IndexEl CentroCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores28%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools198,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in El Centro are 42% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 19 public schools in El Centro
  • 68.7% of people in El Centro have completed 8th grade
  • 65.8% of people in El Centro have completed high school
  • 18.0% of people in El Centro have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in El Centro

      IndexEl CentroCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade68.7%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school65.8%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college48.4%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree25.8%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors18.0%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters6.8%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree1.4%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.3%1.6%1.3%

      El Centro, CA School Districts

      • El Centro Elementary School District
      • Central Union High School District
      • McCabe Union Elementary School District
      • Meadows Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 19 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in El Centro. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for El Centro, CA schools is 28%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In El Centro, CA, an average of 68.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 65.8% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Imperial, CA16,58343%12%
      Heber, CA4,28738%23%
      Holtville, CA6,23034%32%
      Brawley, CA25,77631%37%
      Seeley, CA1,62628%43%
      El Centro, CA43,69928%42%

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      Lompoc, CA43,67825%49%
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      Oakland Park, FL43,66034%31%
      Danville, CA43,75873%49%
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      El Centro, CA43,69928%42%
      Source: The El Centro, 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.