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Avg. test scores 11%
High school dipl. 2%
Bachelors degree 59%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      San Rafael, CA School Districts

      • San Rafael City Elementary School District
      • San Rafael City High School District
      • Dixie Elementary School District

      There are a total of 18 public schools, 12 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in San Rafael. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for San Rafael, CA schools is 44%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In San Rafael, CA, an average of 85.2% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 84.4% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      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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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Idaho Falls, ID58,93341%16%
      Huntington Park, CA58,92130%38%
      Chapel Hill, NC59,00564%31%
      Royal Oak, MI58,82353%8%
      Port Orange, FL58,78064%30%
      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.