San Marcos school information

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores47%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:120:116:1
Total public schools148,30879,221
Total private schools53,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools61,0857,963
The San Marcos, CA educational system consists of 14 public schools, 5 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. San Marcos public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 24% higher than than the California average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Marcos public schools is 24:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 83.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.3% have completed high school, 32.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in San Marcos are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in San Marcos.
  • 83.4% of people in San Marcos have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.3% of people in San Marcos have completed high school.
  • 32.3% of people in San Marcos have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Marcos

IndexSan MarcosCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade83.4%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.3%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college65.1%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree45.4%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.4%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%1.6%1.3%

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

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Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76380%63%
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San Marcos, CA91,47947%4%

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Westminster, CA91,63548%2%
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San Marcos, CA91,47947%4%
Source: The San Marcos, 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.