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Avg. test scores 55%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 33%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      San Jose, CA School Districts

      • Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
      • San Jose Unified School District
      • East Side Union High School District
      • Franklin-McKinley Elementary School District
      • Oak Grove Elementary School District
      • Union Elementary School District
      • Mount Pleasant Elementary School District
      • Cambrian Elementary School District
      • Berryessa Union Elementary School District
      • Campbell Union Elementary School District
      • Campbell Union High School District
      • Evergreen Elementary School District
      • Moreland Elementary School District
      • Santa Clara Unified School District
      • Cupertino Union Elementary School District
      • Morgan Hill Unified School District
      • Fremont Union High School District
      • Orchard Elementary School District

      There are a total of 226 public schools, 67 private schools and 20 post-secondary schools in San Jose. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Jose, CA schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In San Jose, CA, an average of 82.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
      Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
      Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
      Saratoga, CA30,83082%67%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Austin, TX907,77972%46%
      Jacksonville, FL856,61643%13%
      San Francisco, CA850,28246%7%
      Indianapolis, IN846,67454%9%
      Columbus, OH837,03852%6%
      San Jose, CA1,009,36345%8%
      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.