Grass Valley school information

IndexGrass ValleyCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores44%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools288,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Grass Valley, CA educational system consists of 28 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Grass Valley public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 16% higher than than the California average and 10% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Grass Valley public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.5% have completed high school, 24.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Grass Valley are 10% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 28 public schools in Grass Valley.
  • 87.0% of people in Grass Valley have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in Grass Valley have completed high school.
  • 24.6% of people in Grass Valley have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Grass Valley

IndexGrass ValleyCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college66.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Alta, CA44860%21%
Alta Sierra, CA6,63957%16%
Colfax, CA2,18941%16%
Lake Wildwood, CA5,28939%22%
Nevada City, CA3,11738%24%
Grass Valley, CA12,86144%10%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Grenada, MS12,86343%13%
Gaffney, SC12,85937%25%
Luling, LA12,85574%50%
Herrin, IL12,86820%60%
Malibu, CA12,85365%33%
Grass Valley, CA12,86144%10%
Source: The Grass Valley, 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.