Lafayette school information

IndexLafayetteCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores81%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools68,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Lafayette, CA educational system consists of 6 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Lafayette public schools have average test scores of 81% which is 112% higher than than the California average and 64% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Lafayette public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 97.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 97.2% have completed high school, 72.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 13.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Lafayette are 64% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Lafayette.
  • 97.3% of people in Lafayette have completed 8th grade.
  • 97.2% of people in Lafayette have completed high school.
  • 72.6% of people in Lafayette have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Lafayette

IndexLafayetteCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade97.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school97.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college91.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree77.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors72.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters34.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree13.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.2%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Moraga, CA16,97783%69%
Kensington, CA5,60280%63%
Alamo, CA16,07879%60%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%

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South Portland, ME25,39738%23%
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New Lenox, IL25,34738%22%
Lafayette, CA25,38181%64%
Source: The Lafayette, 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.