Pasadena school information

IndexPasadenaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores32%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools288,30879,221
Total private schools463,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools141,0857,963
The Pasadena, CA educational system consists of 28 public schools, 46 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools. Pasadena public schools have average test scores of 32% which is 16% lower than than the California average and 35% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pasadena public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.7% have completed high school, 50.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 9.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Pasadena are 35% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 28 public schools in Pasadena.
  • 87.8% of people in Pasadena have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.7% of people in Pasadena have completed high school.
  • 50.9% of people in Pasadena have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pasadena

IndexPasadenaCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college74.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree57.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors50.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree9.5%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.6%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Marino, CA13,32485%74%
La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,47783%68%
Arcadia, CA57,75576%54%
South Pasadena, CA25,93676%54%
West Hollywood, CA35,66170%43%
Pasadena, CA140,26832%35%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orange, CA139,91932%34%
Fullerton, CA139,49149%1%
Dayton, OH141,14343%13%
Killeen, TX138,74569%40%
McAllen, TX138,47573%49%
Pasadena, CA140,26832%35%
Source: The Pasadena, 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.