Goleta school information

Average Test Scores48%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools118,30879,221
Total private schools33,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Goleta, CA educational system consists of 11 public schools, 3 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Goleta public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 26% higher than than the California average and 2% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Goleta public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.2% have completed high school, 41.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Goleta are 2% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Goleta.
  • 87.4% of people in Goleta have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.2% of people in Goleta have completed high school.
  • 41.7% of people in Goleta have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Goleta

Completed 8th grade87.4%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree49.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors41.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.7%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Montecito, CA9,19383%69%
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Isla Vista, CA27,17951%4%
Santa Ynez, CA4,46847%4%
Santa Barbara, CA90,92243%13%
Goleta, CA30,67148%2%

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Milford Mill, MD30,65028%43%
Banning, CA30,64329%41%
Long Branch, NJ30,70523%53%
New Iberia, LA30,71766%35%
Ithaca, NY30,62556%13%
Goleta, CA30,67148%2%
Source: The Goleta, 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.