San Luis Obispo school information

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores54%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools168,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools41,0857,963
The San Luis Obispo, CA educational system consists of 16 public schools, 4 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools. San Luis Obispo public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 43% higher than than the California average and 11% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Luis Obispo public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.2% have completed high school, 49.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.4% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in San Luis Obispo are 11% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 16 public schools in San Luis Obispo.
  • 91.7% of people in San Luis Obispo have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.2% of people in San Luis Obispo have completed high school.
  • 49.4% of people in San Luis Obispo have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Luis Obispo

IndexSan Luis ObispoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade91.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college81.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree59.3%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors49.4%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.3%1.6%1.3%

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

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Source: The San Luis Obispo, 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.