Salinas school information

Average Test Scores25%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools528,30879,221
Total private schools93,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
The Salinas, CA educational system consists of 52 public schools, 9 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Salinas public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 35% lower than than the California average and 49% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salinas public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 59.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 56.2% have completed high school, 12.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Salinas are 49% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 52 public schools in Salinas.
  • 59.7% of people in Salinas have completed 8th grade.
  • 56.2% of people in Salinas have completed high school.
  • 12.2% of people in Salinas have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Salinas

Completed 8th grade59.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school56.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Carmel Valley Village, CA4,28275%51%
Spreckels, CA74556%13%
Aromas, CA2,50846%8%
Monterey, CA28,47242%15%
Hollister, CA36,90133%33%
Salinas, CA155,88925%49%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cary, NC155,82268%38%
McKinney, TX156,82181%64%
Palmdale, CA156,82326%46%
Fort Collins, CO157,25145%9%
Hayward, CA154,50729%41%
Salinas, CA155,88925%49%
Source: The Salinas, 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.