San Carlos school information

IndexSan CarlosCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores72%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools108,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1,0857,963
The San Carlos, CA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 4 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. San Carlos public schools have average test scores of 72% which is 89% higher than than the California average and 46% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Carlos public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.3% have completed high school, 63.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 10.6% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in San Carlos are 46% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in San Carlos.
  • 96.4% of people in San Carlos have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.3% of people in San Carlos have completed high school.
  • 63.6% of people in San Carlos have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Carlos

IndexSan CarlosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade96.4%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college87.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree70.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors63.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters29.1%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree10.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The San Carlos, 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.