Hercules school information

IndexHerculesCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores44%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio23:120:116:1
Total public schools58,30879,221
Total private schoolsn/a3,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Hercules, CA educational system consists of 5 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Hercules public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 15% higher than than the California average and 11% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Hercules public schools is 23:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.0% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.0% have completed high school, 43.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.3% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Hercules are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 5 public schools in Hercules.
  • 92.0% of people in Hercules have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.0% of people in Hercules have completed high school.
  • 43.3% of people in Hercules have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Hercules

IndexHerculesCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade92.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college78.6%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.6%1.3%

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

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Hercules, CA25,01144%11%

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Source: The Hercules, 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.