Avg. test scores 46%
High school dipl. 10%
Bachelors degree 63%

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

Key findings

  • The 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%

      San Luis Obispo, CA School Districts

      • San Luis Coastal Unified School District

      There are a total of 16 public schools, 4 private schools and 4 post-secondary schools in San Luis Obispo. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Luis Obispo, CA schools is 54%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In San Luis Obispo, CA, an average of 91.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 91.2% have completed high school.

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      Morro Bay, CA10,51947%4%
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      San Luis Obispo, CA46,71654%11%

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      San Luis Obispo, CA46,71654%11%
      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.