Poway school information

Average Test Scores60%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:120:116:1
Total public schools318,30879,221
Total private schools123,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Poway, CA educational system consists of 31 public schools, 12 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Poway public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 57% higher than than the California average and 22% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Poway public schools is 22:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.3% have completed high school, 45.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Poway are 22% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 31 public schools in Poway.
  • 91.6% of people in Poway have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.3% of people in Poway have completed high school.
  • 45.8% of people in Poway have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Poway

Completed 8th grade91.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college76.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters16.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76380%63%
Solana Beach, CA13,31274%51%
Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86474%50%
Encinitas, CA62,16067%35%
Bostonia, CA16,29551%4%
Poway, CA49,67560%22%

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Ashburn, VA49,69287%77%
Olympia, WA49,60864%30%
Wheaton, MD49,76433%33%
Wilson, NC49,55832%34%
Downers Grove, IL49,55542%15%
Poway, CA49,67560%22%
Source: The Poway, 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.