Half Moon Bay school information

IndexHalf Moon BayCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores51%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools48,30879,221
Total private schools13,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Half Moon Bay, CA educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Half Moon Bay public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 33% higher than than the California average and 3% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Half Moon Bay public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.9% have completed high school, 48.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Half Moon Bay are 3% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Half Moon Bay.
  • 86.0% of people in Half Moon Bay have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.9% of people in Half Moon Bay have completed high school.
  • 48.3% of people in Half Moon Bay have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Half Moon Bay

IndexHalf Moon BayCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade86.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school84.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college72.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree53.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors48.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.4%1.6%1.3%

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Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
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Foster City, CA32,96777%56%
Burlingame, CA30,11873%48%
Half Moon Bay, CA12,28151%3%

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Source: The Half Moon Bay, 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.