Pismo Beach school information

IndexPismo BeachCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores53%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools28,30879,221
Total private schoolsn/a3,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The Pismo Beach, CA educational system consists of 2 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pismo Beach public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 40% higher than than the California average and 8% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pismo Beach public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.7% have completed high school, 42.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pismo Beach are 8% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Pismo Beach.
  • 94.8% of people in Pismo Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.7% of people in Pismo Beach have completed high school.
  • 42.2% of people in Pismo Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pismo Beach

IndexPismo BeachCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade94.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college80.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors42.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters18.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Los Ranchos, CA1,63063%28%
San Luis Obispo, CA46,71654%11%
Arroyo Grande, CA17,84245%8%
Los Osos, CA15,60345%9%
Nipomo, CA16,45637%25%
Pismo Beach, CA7,98453%8%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Decorah, IA7,98589%81%
Summit Park, UT7,98658%18%
Newton, NJ7,98244%11%
Ilion, NY7,98666%34%
Ephrata, WA7,98043%13%
Pismo Beach, CA7,98453%8%
Source: The Pismo Beach, 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.