Gilroy school information

IndexGilroyCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools158,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The Gilroy, CA educational system consists of 15 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Gilroy public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 17% higher than than the California average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Gilroy public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 75.7% have completed high school, 25.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Gilroy are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Gilroy.
  • 77.5% of people in Gilroy have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.7% of people in Gilroy have completed high school.
  • 25.6% of people in Gilroy have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Gilroy

IndexGilroyCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade77.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school75.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ridgemark, CA3,17565%31%
Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28862%25%
Morgan Hill, CA41,83949%0%
Aromas, CA2,50846%8%
Corralitos, CA2,55737%25%
Gilroy, CA52,57645%9%

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Burlington, NC52,57036%26%
Delano, CA52,53829%41%
West New York, NJ52,40733%32%
Levittown, PA52,40755%13%
Elkhart, IN52,37858%17%
Gilroy, CA52,57645%9%
Source: The Gilroy, 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.