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74%
  • San Elijo Elementary
  • 1615 Schhouse Way, San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 1,460
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
72%
  • Carrillo Elementary
  • 2875 Poinsettia Ln., Carlsbad
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 1,058
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
70%
  • La Costa Meadows Elementary
  • 6889 El Fuerte, Carlsbad
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 948
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
67%
  • San Elijo Middle School
  • 1600 Schhouse Way, San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,850
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
65%
  • San Marcos High
  • 1615 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,776
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
65%
  • Paloma Elementary
  • 660 Camino Magnifico, San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 926
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
64%
  • Discovery Elementary
  • 730 Applewilde Dr., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 982
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
57%
  • Mission Hills High
  • 1 Mission Hills Ct., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,530
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
52%
  • Knob Hill Elementary
  • 1825 Knob Hill Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 847
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
51%
  • Woodland Park Middle School
  • 1270 Rock Springs Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,305
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
50%
  • Bayshore Preparatory Charter
  • 1175 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 112
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
46%
  • Richland Elementary
  • 910 Borden Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 850
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
45%
  • Twin Oaks Elementary
  • 1 Cassou Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 658
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
38%
  • Joli Ann Leichtag Elementary
  • 653 Poinsettia Ave., Vista
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 811
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
34%
  • San Marcos Middle School
  • 650 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 1,331
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
18%
  • Alvin M. Dunn Elementary
  • 3697 La Mirada Dr., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 760
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
16%
  • San Marcos Elementary
  • 1 Tiger Way, San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 942
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
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  • Foothills High
  • 158 Cassou Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 89
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
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  • Twin Oaks High
  • 158 Cassou Rd., San Marcos
  • San Marcos Unified
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 172
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
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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.

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%

Listed above are San Marcos Unified, San Marcos schools. To customize your list of San Marcos Unified 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 San Marcos Unified schools.

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.
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