San Rafael school information

IndexSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores44%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:120:116:1
Total public schools188,30879,221
Total private schools123,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
The San Rafael, CA educational system consists of 18 public schools, 12 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. San Rafael public schools have average test scores of 44% which is 15% higher than than the California average and 11% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of San Rafael public schools is 18:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 84.4% have completed high school, 48.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in San Rafael are 11% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in San Rafael.
  • 85.2% of people in San Rafael have completed 8th grade.
  • 84.4% of people in San Rafael have completed high school.
  • 48.3% of people in San Rafael have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in San Rafael

IndexSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade85.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school84.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college72.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors48.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters20.9%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.6%1.6%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tiburon, CA9,17083%69%
Kensington, CA5,60280%63%
Corte Madera, CA9,69480%62%
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley, CA10,60579%60%
San Anselmo, CA12,62377%57%
San Rafael, CA58,94844%11%

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Idaho Falls, ID58,93341%16%
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San Rafael, CA58,94844%11%
Source: The San Rafael, 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.