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Avg. test scores 5%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 23%

Petaluma school information

IndexPetalumaCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores47%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools338,30879,221
Total private schools63,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Petaluma are 5% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 33 public schools in Petaluma
  • 87.8% of people in Petaluma have completed 8th grade
  • 87.1% of people in Petaluma have completed high school
  • 37.4% of people in Petaluma have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Petaluma

      IndexPetalumaCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade87.8%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school87.1%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college70.5%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree45.9%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors37.4%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters13.2%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.8%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%

      Petaluma, CA School Districts

      • Petaluma Joint Union High School District
      • Cinnabar Elementary School District
      • Waugh Elementary School District
      • Dunham Elementary School District
      • Petaluma City Elementary School District
      • Old Adobe Union Elementary School District
      • Laguna Joint Elementary School District
      • Liberty Elementary School District
      • Lincoln Elementary School District
      • Two Rock Union Elementary School District
      • Union Joint Elementary School District
      • Wilmar Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 33 public schools, 6 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Petaluma. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Petaluma, CA schools is 47%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Petaluma, CA, an average of 87.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 87.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Lucas Valley-Marinwood, CA6,59471%44%
      Kenwood, CA1,22767%36%
      Nicasio, CA11365%31%
      Novato, CA54,79054%10%
      Sebastopol, CA7,63052%6%
      Petaluma, CA59,75747%5%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Springfield, OH59,76164%30%
      Lakeville, MN59,78671%43%
      Marietta, GA59,71453%7%
      Gardena, CA59,89829%41%
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,91644%10%
      Petaluma, CA59,75747%5%
      Source: The Petaluma, 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.