Top 10 Best California Public Schools (2022)

California is the #1 largest school system in the United States, serving 6,168,558 students across the 10,233 public schools for the 2022 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in California is 40%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 51%.
Minority enrollment is 77% (majority Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 23:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(CA) School Average
American Indian
1%
Asian
12%
Hispanic
54%
Black
5%
White
23%
Hawaiian
1%
Two or more races
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.

Top Ranked Public Schools in California (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Millikan Science Technical Engineering And Math (STEM) Magnet
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 6-12
5041 Sunnyslope Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 528-1662
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Whitney (Gretchen) High School
Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 98% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7745
Rank: #33.
Oxford Academy
Math: 96% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-12
5172 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-3055
Rank: #44.
North Star Academy
Magnet School
Math: 96% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 96% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 3-8
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2411
Rank: #55.
La Jolla Elementary School
Math: 95% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 95% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
1111 Marine St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7196
Rank: #66.
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-8
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4750
Rank: #77.
Elkhorn
Math: 94% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-8
10505 N. Davis Rd.
Stockton, CA 95209
(209) 953-8330
Rank: #88.
Manchester Gate
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-6
2307 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 248-7220
Rank: #99.
William Faria Elementary School
Math: 97% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 97% (Top 1%)
Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
10155 Barbara Ln.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-0706
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Academy Of The Canyons
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(3)
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 362-3056

Best California Public Schools by County (2022)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
398
227,655
82%
16
4,106
33%
93
31,167
42%
22
4,799
81%
269
175,382
69%
68
31,594
35%
344
202,537
83%
24
4,898
65%
88
18,437
41%
72
37,943
95%
24
2,667
63%
264
184,731
78%
66
28,272
80%
41
9,549
50%
23
3,791
32%
2,243
1,481,790
86%
76
31,493
80%
78
33,597
44%
15
1,888
32%
67
13,197
56%
112
58,796
84%
11
1,454
29%
15
1,630
59%
151
79,956
87%
45
20,128
71%
50
12,596
24%
622
484,780
74%
113
66,906
38%
14
2,050
27%
506
428,562
79%
383
250,948
69%
761
498,060
70%
236
145,213
82%
177
91,292
72%
411
269,530
81%
98
26,506
32%
50
6,329
42%
106
63,646
74%
183
69,098
57%
192
109,531
74%
44
20,720
64%
44
11,483
50%
21
1,491
32%
191
103,506
84%
28
5,932
28%
235
150,283
69%
65
30,852
66%
39
14,385
58%

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