Sacramento school information

IndexSacramentoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores29%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools1938,30879,221
Total private schools713,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools301,0857,963
The Sacramento, CA educational system consists of 193 public schools, 71 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools. Sacramento public schools have average test scores of 29% which is 23% lower than than the California average and 40% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sacramento public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.9% have completed high school, 30.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.9% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Sacramento are 40% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 193 public schools in Sacramento.
  • 82.2% of people in Sacramento have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.9% of people in Sacramento have completed high school.
  • 30.7% of people in Sacramento have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sacramento

IndexSacramentoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school80.9%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college62.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.7%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters11.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.9%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Davis, CA66,88665%31%
Gold River, CA7,65264%30%
Mather, CA4,43558%18%
Roseville, CA128,27655%12%
Wilton, CA4,99553%8%
Sacramento, CA484,53029%40%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Kansas City, MO471,76743%13%
Mesa, AZ470,45639%21%
Long Beach, CA469,79337%25%
Atlanta, GA456,37828%44%
Fresno, CA513,80728%44%
Sacramento, CA484,53029%40%
Source: The Sacramento, 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.