San Jose school information

IndexSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores45%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools2268,30879,221
Total private schools673,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools201,0857,963
The San Jose, CA educational system consists of 226 public schools, 67 private schools and 20 post-secondary schools. San Jose public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 18% higher than than the California average and 8% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Jose public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.8% have completed high school, 40.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in San Jose are 8% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 226 public schools in San Jose.
  • 82.3% of people in San Jose have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.8% of people in San Jose have completed high school.
  • 40.2% of people in San Jose have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Jose

IndexSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade82.3%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school80.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college65.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree47.6%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters15.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.7%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.0%1.6%1.3%

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

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Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
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San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%

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Source: The San Jose, 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.