Modesto school information

Average Test Scores30%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools678,30879,221
Total private schools183,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools61,0857,963
The Modesto, CA educational system consists of 67 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Modesto public schools have average test scores of 30% which is 22% lower than than the California average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Modesto public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.6% have completed high school, 18.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Modesto are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 67 public schools in Modesto.
  • 79.1% of people in Modesto have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.6% of people in Modesto have completed high school.
  • 18.4% of people in Modesto have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Modesto

Completed 8th grade79.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school77.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college54.2%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters6.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Hickman, CA49752%6%
Ripon, CA14,97148%3%
Denair, CA4,77139%21%
Escalon, CA7,38235%28%
Keyes, CA7,33835%30%
Modesto, CA208,51230%40%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rochester, NY210,29129%40%
Tacoma, WA205,60242%15%
Fontana, CA205,22827%46%
Spokane, WA212,07848%3%
Oxnard, CA204,75219%62%
Modesto, CA208,51230%40%
Source: The Modesto, 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.