San Francisco school information

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores46%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools1218,30879,221
Total private schools1113,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools441,0857,963
The San Francisco, CA educational system consists of 121 public schools, 111 private schools and 44 post-secondary schools. San Francisco public schools have average test scores of 46% which is 21% higher than than the California average and 7% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Francisco public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.1% have completed high school, 54.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in San Francisco are 7% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 121 public schools in San Francisco.
  • 87.1% of people in San Francisco have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.1% of people in San Francisco have completed high school.
  • 54.8% of people in San Francisco have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Francisco

IndexSan FranciscoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade87.1%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.1%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree60.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.8%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Orinda, CA18,93686%75%
Piedmont, CA11,20184%72%
Tiburon, CA9,17083%69%
Kensington, CA5,60280%63%
Corte Madera, CA9,69480%62%
San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%

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Charlotte, NC808,83444%11%
San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
Source: The San Francisco, 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.