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Avg. test scores 40%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 1%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Sacramento, CA School Districts

      • Sacramento City Unified School District
      • Natomas Unified School District
      • Elk Grove Unified School District
      • Robla Elementary School District
      • Twin Rivers Unified School District

      There are a total of 193 public schools, 71 private schools and 30 post-secondary schools in Sacramento. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Sacramento, CA schools is 29%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Sacramento, CA, an average of 82.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.9% have completed high school.

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      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.