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Avg. test scores 14%
High school dipl. 18%
Bachelors degree 167%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Los Altos, CA School Districts

      • Los Altos Elementary School District
      • Mountain View-Los Altos Union School District
      • Cupertino Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 10 public schools, 6 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Los Altos. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Los Altos, CA schools is 86%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Los Altos, CA, an average of 98.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 98.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Hillsborough, CA11,31287%76%
      Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
      Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
      Saratoga, CA30,83082%67%
      Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Liberty, MO30,23966%33%
      Sherwood, AR30,25126%47%
      Santa Paula, CA30,28330%39%
      North Royalton, OH30,30290%83%
      Madison Heights, MI30,16835%29%
      Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
      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.