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Avg. test scores 68%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 68%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Pasadena, CA School Districts

      • Pasadena Unified School District
      • Baldwin Park Unified School District
      • William S. Hart Union High School District
      • Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District

      There are a total of 28 public schools, 46 private schools and 14 post-secondary schools in Pasadena. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Pasadena, CA schools is 32%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Pasadena, CA, an average of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      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.