San Diego school information

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores46%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools2118,30879,221
Total private schools993,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools621,0857,963
The San Diego, CA educational system consists of 211 public schools, 99 private schools and 62 post-secondary schools. San Diego public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 20% higher than than the California average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Diego public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.7% have completed high school, 43.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in San Diego are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 211 public schools in San Diego.
  • 86.5% of people in San Diego have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.7% of people in San Diego have completed high school.
  • 43.6% of people in San Diego have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Diego

IndexSan DiegoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade86.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school85.7%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college71.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree51.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors43.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters17.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.0%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Coronado, CA24,85267%36%
Rancho San Diego, CA22,01855%13%
Bostonia, CA16,29551%4%
Santee, CA56,83949%1%
Winter Gardens, CA21,25548%2%
San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
San Antonio, TX1,439,35867%36%
Dallas, TX1,278,43365%31%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,32434%31%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,93828%43%
San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
San Diego, CA1,374,81246%7%
Source: The San Diego, 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.