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Avg. test scores 37%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 7%

Los Angeles school information

IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores31%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools4328,30879,221
Total private schools3043,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools1571,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Los Angeles are 37% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 432 public schools in Los Angeles
  • 75.8% of people in Los Angeles have completed 8th grade
  • 74.4% of people in Los Angeles have completed high school
  • 32.5% of people in Los Angeles have completed a bachelors degree

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Compare Los Angeles, CA Schools

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      Education level achieved in Los Angeles

      IndexLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade75.8%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school74.4%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college56.4%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree38.5%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors32.5%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters11.1%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree4.0%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.3%1.6%1.3%

      Los Angeles, CA School Districts

      • Los Angeles Unified School District
      • Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District
      • La Mesa-Spring Valley School District
      • Inglewood Unified School District
      • Centinela Valley Union High School District
      • Compton Unified School District

      There are a total of 432 public schools, 304 private schools and 157 post-secondary schools in Los Angeles. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Los Angeles, CA schools is 31%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Los Angeles, CA, an average of 75.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 74.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
      La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,47783%68%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,57379%60%
      Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
      South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,87231%37%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Chicago, IL2,714,01723%52%
      Houston, TX2,240,58268%39%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,87231%37%
      Source: The Los Angeles, 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.