San Marcos school information

IndexSan MarcosTexasNational
Average Test Scores64%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools137,41879,221
Total private schools61,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools14637,963
The San Marcos, TX educational system consists of 13 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. San Marcos public schools have average test scores of 64% which is 11% lower than than the Texas average and 31% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Marcos public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.8% have completed high school, 32.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in San Marcos are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in San Marcos.
  • 81.5% of people in San Marcos have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.8% of people in San Marcos have completed high school.
  • 32.0% of people in San Marcos have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Marcos

IndexSan MarcosTexasNational
Completed 8th grade81.5%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school80.8%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college60.1%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.7%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.0%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters11.0%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.1%1.3%

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

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Source: The San Marcos, TX 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.