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Avg. test scores 8%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 17%

La Mesa school information

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools278,30879,221
Total private schools73,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools31,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in La Mesa are 8% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in La Mesa
  • 89.7% of people in La Mesa have completed 8th grade
  • 89.2% of people in La Mesa have completed high school
  • 35.4% of people in La Mesa have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in La Mesa

      IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade89.7%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school89.2%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college71.9%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree43.9%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors35.4%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters12.0%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.7%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.1%1.6%1.3%

      La Mesa, CA School Districts

      • Mountain Empire Unified School District
      • Grossmont Union High School District
      • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
      • San Diego City Unified School District
      • Lemon Grove Elementary School District

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 7 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in La Mesa. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for La Mesa, CA schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In La Mesa, CA, an average of 89.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
      Rancho San Diego, CA22,01855%13%
      Bostonia, CA16,29551%4%
      Santee, CA56,83949%1%
      Winter Gardens, CA21,25548%2%
      La Mesa, CA59,12545%8%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Brookline, MA59,18081%65%
      Rowlett, TX59,20376%54%
      Kendale Lakes, FL59,21770%42%
      Chapel Hill, NC59,00564%31%
      Redmond, WA59,26876%55%
      La Mesa, CA59,12545%8%
      Source: The La Mesa, 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.