Riverside school information

Average Test Scores33%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio23:120:116:1
Total public schools908,30879,221
Total private schools403,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools121,0857,963
The Riverside, CA educational system consists of 90 public schools, 40 private schools and 12 post-secondary schools. Riverside public schools have average test scores of 33% which is 13% lower than than the California average and 32% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Riverside public schools is 23:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 77.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 76.6% have completed high school, 22.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Riverside are 32% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 90 public schools in Riverside.
  • 77.9% of people in Riverside have completed 8th grade.
  • 76.6% of people in Riverside have completed high school.
  • 22.6% of people in Riverside have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Riverside

Completed 8th grade77.9%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school76.6%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college53.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors22.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.6%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Loma Linda, CA23,85951%4%
Eastvale, CA58,21751%3%
Rancho Cucamonga, CA173,30950%2%
Temescal Valley, CA24,79750%1%
Redlands, CA70,44247%4%
Riverside, CA318,67833%32%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Corpus Christi, TX320,05069%40%
St. Louis, MO316,03033%32%
Lexington-Fayette, KY311,52949%0%
Pittsburgh, PA305,30548%2%
Santa Ana, CA333,60524%51%
Riverside, CA318,67833%32%
Source: The Riverside, 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.