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Avg. test scores 49%
High school dipl. 32%
Bachelors degree 60%

Salinas school information

IndexSalinasCaliforniaNational
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
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Key findings

  • The 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

      IndexSalinasCaliforniaNational
      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%

      Salinas, CA School Districts

      • Alisal Union Elementary School District
      • Salinas Union High School District
      • Santa Rita Union Elementary School District
      • Spreckels Union Elementary School District
      • Salinas City Elementary School District
      • Graves Elementary School District
      • Washington Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 52 public schools, 9 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Salinas. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Salinas, CA schools is 25%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Salinas, CA, an average of 59.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 56.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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.