Los Altos school information

IndexLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores86%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools108,30879,221
Total private schools63,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Los Altos, CA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 6 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Los Altos public schools have average test scores of 86% which is 126% higher than than the California average and 75% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Los Altos public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 98.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 98.3% have completed high school, 80.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 17.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Los Altos are 75% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Los Altos.
  • 98.3% of people in Los Altos have completed 8th grade.
  • 98.3% of people in Los Altos have completed high school.
  • 80.9% of people in Los Altos have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Los Altos

IndexLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade98.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school98.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college94.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree86.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors80.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters47.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree17.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate8.5%1.6%1.3%

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

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Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
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Source: The Los Altos, 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.