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70%
  • Sixth Grade Charter Academy At Petaluma Jr. High
  • 700 Bantam Way, Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 6 · Students: 61
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
66%
  • Corona Creek Elementary
  • 1851 Hartman Ln., Petaluma
  • Waugh Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 493
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
65%
  • Liberty Elementary
  • 170 Liberty Sch Rd., Petaluma
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Grades: 1 - 6 · Students: 164
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
60%
  • Grant Elementary
  • 200 Grant Ave., Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 385
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
60%
  • Wilson Elementary
  • 3775 Bodega Ave., Petaluma
  • Wilmar Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 234
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
59%
  • Casa Grande High
  • 333 Casa Grande Rd., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,721
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
58%
  • Meadow Elementary
  • 880 Maria Dr., Petaluma
  • Waugh Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 447
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
57%
  • Petaluma Junior High
  • 700 Bantam Way, Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 698
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
55%
  • Mcnear Elementary
  • 605 Sunnyslope Ave., Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 398
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
54%
  • Sonoma Mountain Elementary
  • 1900 Rainier Cir., Petaluma
  • Old Adobe Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 441
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
52%
  • River Montessori Elementary Charter
  • 3880 Cypress Dr. Ste. B, Petaluma
  • Old Adobe Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 171
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
50%
  • Laguna Elementary
  • 2657 Chileno Valley Rd., Petaluma
  • Laguna Joint Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 17
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
50%
  • Gateway To College Academy
  • 200 Douglas St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 71
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
50%
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • 1300 Hicks Valley Rd., Petaluma
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
50%
  • Dunham Elementary
  • 4111 Roblar Rd., Petaluma
  • Dunham Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 6 · Students: 9
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
50%
  • Petaluma High
  • 201 Fair St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,348
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
50%
  • Old Adobe Elementary Charter
  • 2856 Adobe Rd., Petaluma
  • Old Adobe Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 304
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
48%
  • Mary Collins Charter School At Cherry Valley
  • 1001 Cherry St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 431
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
48%
  • Kenilworth Junior High
  • 800 Riesling Rd., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 896
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
47%
  • Live Oak Charter
  • 100 Gnoss Concourse Bldg. 1, Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 284
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
47%
  • Two Rock Elementary
  • 5001 Spring Hill Rd., Petaluma
  • Two Rock Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 161
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
45%
  • Dunham Charter
  • 4111 Roblar Rd., Petaluma
  • Dunham Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 192
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
45%
  • Valley Vista Elementary
  • 730 N. Webster St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 345
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
36%
  • Mckinley Elementary
  • 110 Ellis St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 262
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
34%
  • Miwok Valley Language Academy Charter
  • 1010 Saint Francis Dr., Petaluma
  • Old Adobe Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 400
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
32%
  • Cinnabar Charter
  • 286 Skillman Ln., Petaluma
  • Cinnabar Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 236
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
25%
  • Mcdowell Elementary
  • 421 S. Mcdowell Blvd., Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 249
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
22%
  • La Tercera Elementary
  • 1600 Albin Way, Petaluma
  • Old Adobe Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 339
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
20%
  • Loma Vista Immersion Academy
  • 207 Maria Dr., Petaluma
  • Old Adobe Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 231
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
0%
  • Union Elementary
  • 5300 Red Hill Rd., Petaluma
  • Union Joint Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 9
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
n/a
  • Sonoma Mountain High (continuation)
  • 299 Casa Grande Rd., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 23
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
n/a
  • Liberty Primary
  • 170 Liberty Sch Rd., Petaluma
  • Liberty Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 1 · Students: 45
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
n/a
  • Valley Oaks Elementary (alternative)
  • 540 Vallejo St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Carpe Diem High (continuation)
  • 201 Fair St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 22
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
n/a
  • San Antonio High (continuation)
  • 500 Vallejo St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 75
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
n/a
  • Crossroads
  • 700 Bantam Way, Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 9 · Students: 18
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1
n/a
  • Valley Oaks High (alternative)
  • 540 Vallejo St., Petaluma
  • Petaluma Joint Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 65
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
n/a
  • Cinnabar Elementary
  • 286 Skillman Ln., Petaluma
  • Cinnabar Elementary
  • Grades: KG - KG · Students: 21
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
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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
The Petaluma, CA educational system consists of 33 public schools, 6 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Petaluma public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 22% higher than than the California average and 5% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Petaluma public schools is 19:1, 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, 87.1% have completed high school, 37.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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%

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.

To customize your list of Petaluma schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Petaluma, CA schools.

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Novato, CA54,79054%10%
Sebastopol, CA7,63052%6%
Petaluma, CA59,75747%5%

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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.
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