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Avg. test scores 55%
High school dipl. 33%
Bachelors degree 61%

Watsonville school information

IndexWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores22%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools238,30879,221
Total private schools43,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools21,0857,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Watsonville are 55% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 23 public schools in Watsonville
  • 59.0% of people in Watsonville have completed 8th grade
  • 55.7% of people in Watsonville have completed high school
  • 11.9% of people in Watsonville have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Watsonville

      IndexWatsonvilleCaliforniaNational
      Completed 8th grade59.0%81.1%84.3%
      Completed high school55.7%79.8%83.0%
      Completed some college35.9%61.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree17.7%39.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors11.9%32.0%30.3%
      Completed masters3.1%11.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree0.8%3.9%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.2%1.6%1.3%

      Watsonville, CA School Districts

      • Pajaro Valley Joint Unified School District

      There are a total of 23 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Watsonville. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Watsonville, CA schools is 22%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Watsonville, CA, an average of 59.0% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 55.7% have completed high school.

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Scotts Valley, CA11,82466%35%
      Rio del Mar, CA9,73163%27%
      Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,28862%25%
      Santa Cruz, CA63,31056%15%
      Soquel, CA10,91253%8%
      Watsonville, CA52,91522%55%

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      Yucaipa, CA52,88637%25%
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      Bellevue, NE52,99374%50%
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      Watsonville, CA52,91522%55%
      Source: The Watsonville, 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.