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Avg. test scores 53%
High school dipl. 1%
Bachelors degree 7%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      San Marcos, CA School Districts

      • San Marcos Unified School District
      • Acton-Agua Dulce Unified School District
      • Vallecitos Elementary School District

      There are a total of 14 public schools, 5 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools in San Marcos. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Marcos, CA schools is 47%. The average student to teacher ratio is 24:1. In San Marcos, CA, an average of 83.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 82.3% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,76380%63%
      Solana Beach, CA13,31274%51%
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,86474%50%
      Carlsbad, CA112,00867%37%
      Encinitas, CA62,16067%35%
      San Marcos, CA91,47947%4%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Westminster, CA91,63548%2%
      Redding, CA91,32039%20%
      Boca Raton, FL91,70270%42%
      Sunrise, FL91,17749%1%
      Miami Beach, FL91,78461%24%
      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.