Ridgecrest school information

IndexRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores42%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools108,30879,221
Total private schools63,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Ridgecrest, CA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Ridgecrest public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 10% higher than than the California average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Ridgecrest public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.5% have completed high school, 27.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.8% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Ridgecrest are 15% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Ridgecrest.
  • 87.3% of people in Ridgecrest have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in Ridgecrest have completed high school.
  • 27.9% of people in Ridgecrest have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Ridgecrest

IndexRidgecrestCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college66.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.1%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

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Source: The Ridgecrest, 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.