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91%
  • Millikin Elementary
  • 615 Hobart Terrace, Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 488
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
75%
  • Washington Elementary
  • 270 Washington Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 355
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
71%
  • Laurelwood Elementary
  • 955 Teal Dr., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 689
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
62%
  • Sutter Elementary
  • 3200 Forbes Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 486
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
60%
  • Marian A. Peterson Middle School
  • 1380 Rosalia Ave., Sunnyvale
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 898
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
58%
  • Ponderosa Elementary
  • 804 Ponderosa Ave., Sunnyvale
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 570
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
56%
  • Adrian Wilcox High
  • 3250 Monroe St., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,936
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
51%
  • Don Callejon
  • 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 1,018
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
45%
  • C. W. Haman Elementary
  • 865 Los Padres Blvd., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
45%
  • Bracher Elementary
  • 2700 Chromite Dr., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 359
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
42%
  • George Mayne Elementary
  • Po Box 187, San Jose
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 539
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
42%
  • Westwood Elementary
  • 435 Saratoga Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 443
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
41%
  • Kathryn Hughes Elementary
  • 4949 Calle De Escuela, Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 444
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
40%
  • Briarwood Elementary
  • 1930 Townsend Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
40%
  • Braly Elementary
  • 675 Gail Ave., Sunnyvale
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 446
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
39%
  • Buchser Middle School
  • 1111 Bellomy St., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,007
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 22:1
38%
  • Santa Clara High
  • 3000 Benton St., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,911
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
35%
  • Juan Cabrillo Middle School
  • 2550 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 851
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
35%
  • Montague Elementary
  • 750 Laurie Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 383
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
34%
  • Pomeroy Elementary
  • 1250 Pomeroy Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 500
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
32%
  • Bowers Elementary
  • 2755 Barkley Ave., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 327
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
14%
  • Scott Lane Elementary
  • 1925 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 455
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
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  • New Valley Continuation High
  • 1875 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 138
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
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  • Wilson Alternative
  • 1840 Benton St., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 10 - 12 · Students: 259
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
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  • Santa Clara Community Day
  • 1889 Lawrence Rd., Santa Clara
  • Santa Clara Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 12 · Students: 14
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
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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%

Listed above are Santa Clara Unified School District, San Jose schools. To customize your list of Santa Clara Unified School District 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 Santa Clara Unified School District schools.

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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.
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