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95%
  • Bullis Charter
  • 102 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 707
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
93%
  • Covington Elementary
  • 205 Covington Rd., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 553
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
92%
  • Oak Avenue Elementary
  • 1501 Oak Ave., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 459
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
87%
  • Ardis G. Egan Junior High
  • 100 W. Portola Ave., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 619
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
86%
  • Montclaire Elementary
  • 1160 St. Joseph Ave., Los Altos
  • Cupertino Union
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 507
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
85%
  • Loyola Elementary
  • 770 Berry Ave., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 526
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
84%
  • Georgina P. Blach Junior High
  • 1120 Covington Rd., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 525
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
83%
  • Santa Rita Elementary
  • 700 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 568
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
81%
  • Almond Elementary
  • 550 Almond Ave., Los Altos
  • Los Altos Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 545
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
77%
  • Los Altos High
  • 201 Almond Ave., Los Altos
  • Mountain View-Los Altos Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,920
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
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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.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Los Altos schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Los Altos, CA schools.

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%
Princeton, NJ30,16872%47%
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.
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