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Education and Workforce

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Public Primary and Secondary Schools
Higher Education, Labs, Institutes and Military Education and Research Facilities

Education and Workforce Development

At the center of a strong future workforce are our students education today and how well they are prepared when they are ready to enter the workforce. A strong education today will ensure a vibrant and skilled future workforce capable of meeting the needs of a changing world. A well-educated workforce is critical to having a strong regional economy. For a view of our workforce in the Monterey Bay Region, visit our Workforce Development page.

Bright Futures for Monterey County is focused on improving the talent within Monterey County by fostering progress in education for local students throughout their development cycle, from cradle to career.

Bright Futures provides an excellent infographic (The Pipeline to Bright Futures) that showcases the progression of education in Monterey County. The infographic provides details on the following:

  • Early Foundations (Birth – 5th Grade): Preschool attendance, kindergarten readiness, reading and writing level
  • Middle Years (6th-8th Grade): English and math proficiencies
  • High School (9th – 12th Grade): High school graduation rate by gender, university prerequisite course completion by gender, financial aid, SAT taken
  • College Ready: Local school placement test pass rates, college going rate
  • Career Ready: Local college graduation and transfer rate, high school grads earning post-high school credentials
The infographic by Bright Futures for Monterey County is provided here for your convenience. Please visit Bright Futures for additional information and data.

Public Primary and Secondary Schools

Interactive Map: Click on the map markers below to view quick facts about each school.

Instructions: Please select from the drop-down menus to filter by County and School Districts. The map can be further filtered by education level through the checkbox legend inside the map.

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For more detailed information about each school and district, please click the "See the stats" links below to visit the Education Data Partnership website in order to view data about Demographics (Enrollment, Average Class Size, Ethnic Diversity, Educational Options and more measures) and Performance (High School Exit Exams, ACT Average Scores, Cohort Graduates/Dropouts, SAT scores, AP Test and more measures)

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Learn more about K-12 education in our region under the "Living Here" section of our website.

Higher Education, Labs, Institutes and Military education and research facilities

Since 1894, learning and research facilities have grown from a few marine science and military learning institutions to over 20 facilities, making Monterey Bay a leading region for attracting and retaining world-renown researchers and teachers who produce reports and equip people that make a positive impact on a national and international level.

Source(s): UC Santa Cruz Budget - A Bird's Eye View Reports, Naval Postgraduate School Factbooks, Cal State Monterey Bay University Factbooks, Defense Language Institute Annual Program Reviews, Cal State Monterey Bay University Factbooks, Monterey Peninsula College Financial Reports, Hartnell College Report to the Community, Cabrillo College Factbooks, Gavilan College Budget Reports
Operating budgets for the numerous research centers are according to Monterey Bay Crescent Ocean Research Consortium (MBCORC). A detailed look at each institution, provided by MBCORC, can be found here

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