Nevada City school information

IndexNevada CityCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores38%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools148,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Nevada City, CA educational system consists of 14 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Nevada City public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 1% lower than than the California average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Nevada City public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.9% have completed high school, 38.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Nevada City are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Nevada City.
  • 89.9% of people in Nevada City have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.9% of people in Nevada City have completed high school.
  • 38.1% of people in Nevada City have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Nevada City

IndexNevada CityCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade89.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college77.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.5%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors38.1%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Alta, CA44860%21%
Alta Sierra, CA6,63957%16%
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Colfax, CA2,18941%16%
Nevada City, CA3,11738%24%

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Bonny Doon, CA3,11745%10%
Greenwood Lake, NY3,11850%1%
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Source: The Nevada City, 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.