Public School Education

Class Size

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About 6,500 students attend school in the five Calaveras County School Districts. In the 2008 to 2009 school year, the average school-wide class size was 20.4. This is significantly lower than the state average of 25.4 students per teacher.

Educational Performance

One measure of academic achievement is the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). In addition to attendance requirements, course completion and credits earned, passing the CAHSEE is a requirement for receiving a high school diploma. Students first take the test in spring of the tenth grade.

Calaveras County students perform exceptionally well in the CAHSEE, and significantly surpass the state averages.