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Avg. test scores 7%
High school dipl. 4%
Bachelors degree 81%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare San Francisco, CA Schools

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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%

      San Francisco, CA School Districts

      • San Francisco Unified School District

      There are a total of 121 public schools, 111 private schools and 44 post-secondary schools in San Francisco. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Francisco, CA schools is 46%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In San Francisco, CA, an average of 87.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.1% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Indianapolis, IN846,67454%9%
      Jacksonville, FL856,61643%13%
      Columbus, OH837,03852%6%
      Fort Worth, TX815,93068%39%
      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.