Monterey school information

IndexMontereyCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores42%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools98,30879,221
Total private schools23,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
The Monterey, CA educational system consists of 9 public schools, 2 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. Monterey public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 10% higher than than the California average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Monterey public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 92.5% have completed high school, 49.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Monterey are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Monterey.
  • 92.9% of people in Monterey have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.5% of people in Monterey have completed high school.
  • 49.5% of people in Monterey have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Monterey

IndexMontereyCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade92.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school92.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college81.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The Monterey, 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.