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Modesto school information

Index Modesto California National
Average Test Scores36%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools678,30879,221
Total private schools183,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools61,0857,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Modesto are 26% 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

      Index Modesto California National
      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%

      Modesto, CA School Districts

      • Stanislaus Union Elementary School District
      • Modesto City Elementary School District
      • Empire Union Elementary School District
      • Sylvan Union Elementary School District
      • Modesto City High School District
      • Hart-Ransom Union Elementary School District
      • Salida Union Elementary School District
      • Paradise Elementary School District
      • Shiloh Elementary School District

      There are a total of 67 public schools, 18 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in Modesto. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Modesto, CA schools is 36%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Modesto, CA, an average of 79.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Hickman, CA75159%22.9%
      Ripon, CA16,04956%15.8%
      Keyes, CA5,69148%0.5%
      Hughson, CA7,54544%7.5%
      Oakdale, CA22,93243%10.8%
      Modesto, CA214,48536%25.6%

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      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Des Moines, IA215,40848%0.3%
      Tacoma, WA215,76648%0.0%
      Fontana, CA212,70436%25.7%
      Santa Clarita, CA212,51956%16.4%
      San Bernardino, CA216,78432%34.1%
      Modesto, CA214,48536%25.6%
      Source: The Modesto, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.