Sunnyvale school information

Average Test Scores56%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio20:120:116:1
Total public schools208,30879,221
Total private schools203,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
The Sunnyvale, CA educational system consists of 20 public schools, 20 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Sunnyvale public schools have average test scores of 56% which is 46% higher than than the California average and 13% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Sunnyvale public schools is 20:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.0% have completed high school, 61.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 7.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Sunnyvale are 13% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 20 public schools in Sunnyvale.
  • 90.5% of people in Sunnyvale have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.0% of people in Sunnyvale have completed high school.
  • 61.6% of people in Sunnyvale have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sunnyvale

Completed 8th grade90.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college80.0%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree67.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors61.6%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters31.2%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.9%1.6%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cupertino, CA60,29786%75%
Los Altos, CA30,23886%75%
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37685%72%
Palo Alto, CA66,64982%68%
Saratoga, CA30,83082%67%
Sunnyvale, CA149,59656%13%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rockford, IL149,59723%54%
Kansas City, KS149,75522%55%
Lakewood, CO149,79334%32%
Escondido, CA149,91235%29%
Hollywood, FL148,11448%3%
Sunnyvale, CA149,59656%13%
Source: The Sunnyvale, 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.