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94%
  • Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary
  • 1101 Strayer Dr., San Jose
  • Cupertino Union
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 467
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
93%
  • Lynbrook High
  • 1280 Johnson Ave., San Jose
  • Fremont Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,853
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
93%
  • Murdock-portal Elementary
  • 1188 Wunderlich Dr., San Jose
  • Cupertino Union
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 575
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
91%
  • Williams Elementary
  • 1150 Rajkovich Way, San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 688
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
91%
  • Joaquin Miller Middle School
  • 6151 Rainbow Dr., San Jose
  • Cupertino Union
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,328
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
87%
  • Tom Matsumoto Elementary
  • 4121 Mackin Woods Ln., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 820
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
87%
  • R. I. Meyerholz Elementary
  • 6990 Melvin Dr., San Jose
  • Cupertino Union
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 773
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
84%
  • John Muir Elementary
  • 6560 Hanover Dr., San Jose
  • Cupertino Union
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 443
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
84%
  • Guadalupe Elementary
  • 6044 Vera Cruz Dr., San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 558
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
83%
  • James Franklin Smith Elementary
  • 2220 Woodbury Ln., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 798
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
82%
  • Chaboya Middle School
  • 3276 Cortona Dr., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 1,124
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
81%
  • Leland High
  • 6677 Camden Ave., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,784
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
81%
  • Carolyn A. Clark Elementary
  • 3701 Rue Mirassou Dr., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 807
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
81%
  • Graystone Elementary
  • 6982 Shearwater Dr., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 687
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
80%
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • 3010 Fowler Rd., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 800
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
80%
  • Silver Oak Elementary
  • 5000 Farnsworth Dr., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 687
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
77%
  • Bret Harte Middle School
  • 7050 Bret Harte Dr., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,215
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
75%
  • Oster Elementary
  • 1855 Lencar Way, San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 526
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
75%
  • University Preparatory Academy Charter
  • 2315 Canoas Garden Ave., San Jose
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 573
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
75%
  • Los Alamitos Elementary
  • 6130 Silberman Dr., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 722
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
74%
  • Gussie M. Baker Elementary
  • 4845 Bucknall Rd., San Jose
  • Moreland
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 722
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
74%
  • Simonds Elementary
  • 6515 Grapevine Way, San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 745
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
74%
  • Union Middle School
  • 2130 Los Gatos-almaden Rd., San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 976
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
73%
  • Noddin Elementary
  • 1755 Gilda Way, San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 658
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
73%
  • Country Lane Elementary
  • 5140 Country Ln., San Jose
  • Moreland
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 684
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
73%
  • Piedmont Hills High
  • 1377 Piedmont Rd., San Jose
  • East Side Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,215
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
72%
  • Carlton Elementary
  • 2421 Carlton Ave., San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 705
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
72%
  • Leigh High
  • 5210 Leigh Ave., San Jose
  • Campbell Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,665
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
70%
  • Kipp San Jose Collegiate
  • 1790 Edal Park Dr., San Jose
  • East Side Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 475
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
69%
  • Booksin Elementary
  • 1590 Dry Creek Rd., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 851
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
68%
  • Sierramont Middle School
  • 3155 Kimlee Dr., San Jose
  • Berryessa Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,104
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
68%
  • Ruskin Elementary
  • 1401 Turlock Ln., San Jose
  • Berryessa Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 661
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
68%
  • Evergreen Valley High
  • 830 N. Capitol Ave., San Jose
  • East Side Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,763
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
67%
  • Northwood Elementary
  • 2760 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
  • Berryessa Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 450
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
67%
  • Kipp Heritage Academy
  • 2545 Sherlock Dr., San Jose
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary
  • Grades: 5 - 8 · Students: 105
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
66%
  • Discovery Charter
  • 4021 Teale Ave., San Jose
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 557
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
66%
  • Lietz Elementary
  • 5300 Carter Ave., San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 545
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
65%
  • Pioneer High
  • 1290 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,570
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
65%
  • Middle College High
  • 2101 Moorpark Ave., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 51
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
65%
  • Dartmouth Middle School
  • 5575 Dartmouth Dr., San Jose
  • Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 859
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
65%
  • Quimby Oak Middle School
  • 3190 Quimby Rd., San Jose
  • Evergreen Elementary
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 983
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
64%
  • Easterbrook Discovery
  • 4835 Doyle Rd., San Jose
  • Moreland
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 1,027
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
63%
  • Silver Creek High
  • 3434 Silver Creek Rd., San Jose
  • East Side Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,465
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
63%
  • Branham High
  • 1570 Branham Ln., San Jose
  • Campbell Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,468
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
63%
  • Majestic Way Elementary
  • 1855 Majestic Way, San Jose
  • Berryessa Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 553
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
62%
  • Cornerstone Academy Preparatory
  • 1598 Lucretia Ave., San Jose
  • Franklin-McKinley Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 412
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
62%
  • Hammer Montessori At Galarza Elementary
  • 1610 Bird Ave., San Jose
  • San Jose Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 326
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
61%
  • George C. Payne Elementary
  • 3750 Gleason Ave., San Jose
  • Moreland
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 652
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
61%
  • Westmont High
  • 4805 W.mont Ave., San Jose
  • Campbell Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,537
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
61%
  • Ledesma (rita) Elementary
  • 1001 Schhouse Rd., San Jose
  • Oak Grove Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 490
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
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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.

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%

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.

To customize your list of San Jose schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of San Jose, CA schools.

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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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.
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