Long Beach school information

IndexLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores37%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools808,30879,221
Total private schools523,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools111,0857,963
The Long Beach, CA educational system consists of 80 public schools, 52 private schools and 11 post-secondary schools. Long Beach public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 4% lower than than the California average and 25% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Long Beach public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.6% have completed high school, 29.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Long Beach are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 80 public schools in Long Beach.
  • 78.9% of people in Long Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.6% of people in Long Beach have completed high school.
  • 29.5% of people in Long Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Long Beach

IndexLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade78.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school77.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college60.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%

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

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Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,20681%65%
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Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58276%53%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,72671%43%
Long Beach, CA469,79337%25%

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Source: The Long Beach, 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.