Gardena school information

Average Test Scores29%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools138,30879,221
Total private schools103,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
The Gardena, CA educational system consists of 13 public schools, 10 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Gardena public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 24% lower than than the California average and 41% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gardena public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.4% have completed high school, 24.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gardena are 41% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Gardena.
  • 81.7% of people in Gardena have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.4% of people in Gardena have completed high school.
  • 24.1% of people in Gardena have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gardena

Completed 8th grade81.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school80.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree32.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters5.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.7%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
Rossmoor, CA10,93379%61%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58276%53%
Gardena, CA59,89829%41%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
St. Clair Shores, MI59,91644%10%
Pontiac, MI59,92018%64%
Lakeville, MN59,78671%43%
Springfield, OH59,76164%30%
Petaluma, CA59,75747%5%
Gardena, CA59,89829%41%
Source: The Gardena, 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.