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Santa Barbara school information

Index Santa Barbara California National
Average Test Scores47%43%48%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools328,30879,221
Total private schools173,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools131,0857,963

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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Santa Barbara are 2% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 32 public schools in Santa Barbara
  • 84.8% of people in Santa Barbara have completed 8th grade
  • 83.6% of people in Santa Barbara have completed high school
  • 45.9% of people in Santa Barbara have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Santa Barbara

      Index Santa Barbara California National
      Completed 8th grade84.8%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school83.6%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college71.3%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree52.4%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors45.9%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters18.8%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree7.5%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate3.5%1.6%1.3%

      Santa Barbara, CA School Districts

      • Santa Barbara Unified School District
      • Salinas City Elementary School District
      • Goleta Union Elementary School District
      • Hope Elementary School District

      There are a total of 32 public schools, 17 private schools and 13 post-secondary schools in Santa Barbara. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Santa Barbara, CA schools is 47%. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1. In Santa Barbara, CA, an average of 84.8% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 83.6% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Summerland, CA74580%66.7%
      Goleta, CA32,14258%21.2%
      Carpinteria, CA13,44952%7.8%
      Santa Barbara, CA90,91147%2.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Avg. Test Scores National Avg.
      Westminster, CA90,85756%15.9%
      Bellingham, WA90,82151%5.4%
      Kirkland, WA91,14676%58.2%
      San Leandro, CA90,48934%29.0%
      Carson, CA91,35442%12.0%
      Santa Barbara, CA90,91147%2.0%
      Source: The Santa Barbara, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 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.