Top 10 Best Alameda County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 419 public schools serving 226,656 students in Alameda County, CA (there are 219 private schools, serving 34,033 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Alameda County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Alameda County, CA are Mission San Jose High School, Wildwood Elementary School and Yu Ming Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Alameda County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Alameda County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Alameda County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mission San Jose High School
Math: 94% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
41717 Palm Ave.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 657-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,971 students
Rank: #22.
Wildwood Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
301 Wildwood Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 594-2780
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #33.
Yu Ming Charter
Charter School
Math: 90% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1086 Alcatraz Ave.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 452-2063
Grades: K-8
| 672 students
Rank: #44.
Piedmont High School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
800 Magnolia Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 594-2626
Grades: 9-12
| 814 students
Rank: #55.
Albany High School
Math: 83% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
603 Key Route Blvd.
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 558-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,187 students
Rank: #66.
American High School
Math: 82% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
36300 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 796-1776
Grades: 9-12
| 2,522 students
Rank: #77.
Castro Valley High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
19400 Santa Maria Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-5910
Grades: 9-12
| 2,699 students
Rank: #88.
Berkeley High School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1980 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6120
Grades: 9-12
| 3,222 students
Rank: #99.
Irvington High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
41800 Blacow Rd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 656-5711
Grades: 9-12
| 2,315 students
Rank: #1010.
Beach Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 Lake Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 594-2666
Grades: K-5
| 264 students
Rank: #1111.
Jensen Ranch Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20001 Carson Ln.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-6365
Grades: K-5
| 368 students
Rank: #1212.
Piedmont Middle School
Math: 77% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
740 Magnolia Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 594-2668
Grades: 6-8
| 512 students
Rank: #1313.
Havens Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
323 Highland Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
(510) 594-2699
Grades: K-5
| 432 students
Rank: #1414.
Proctor Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17520 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-0630
Grades: K-5
| 582 students
Rank: #1515.
Lawrence Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2451 Portola Ave.
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 960-2923
Grades: K-5
| 371 students
Rank: #1616.
Sunset Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1671 Frankfurt Way
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-5230
Grades: K-5
| 732 students
Rank: #1717.
Emma C. Smith Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
391 Ontario Dr.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-4750
Grades: K-5
| 654 students
Rank: #1818.
Aspire Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3201 E. Morada Ln.
Oakland, CA 94606
(209) 955-1477
Grades: 9-12
| 621 students
Rank: #1919.
Washington High School
Math: 61% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
38442 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 505-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,939 students
Rank: #2020.
Livermore High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
600 Maple St.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-4812
Grades: 9-12
| 1,791 students
Rank: #2121.
Altamont Creek Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6500 Garaventa Ranch Rd.
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 454-5575
Grades: K-5
| 563 students
Rank: #2222.
Kipp King Collegiate High School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2005b Via Barrett
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 317-2330
Grades: 9-12
| 660 students
Rank: #2323.
Rancho Las Positas Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 E. Jack London Blvd.
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 606-4748
Grades: K-5
| 595 students
Rank: #2424.
William Mendenhall Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1701 El Padro Dr.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-4731
Grades: 6-8
| 896 students
Rank: #2525.
John F. Kennedy High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
39999 Blacow Rd.
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 657-4070
Grades: 9-12
| 1,314 students
Rank: #2626.
Independent Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
21201 Independent Sch Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-9558
Grades: K-5
| 571 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Jackson Avenue Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
554 Jackson Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-4717
Grades: K-5
| 477 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Palomares Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6395 Palo Verde Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 582-4207
Grades: K-5
| 124 students
Rank: #2929.
Vannoy Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5100 Vannoy
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-1832
Grades: K-5
| 360 students
Rank: #3030.
American Indian Public Charter Ii
Charter School
Math: 64% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
171 12th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-8701
Grades: K-8
| 643 students
Rank: #3131.
Chabot Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19104 Lake Chabot Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-2342
Grades: K-5
| 432 students
Rank: #3232.
Oakland Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2433 Coolidge Ave.
Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 436-0101
Grades: 9-12
| 453 students
Rank: #3333.
Marshall Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
20111 Marshall St.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
(510) 537-2431
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #3434.
Aims College Prep Middle School
Charter School
Math: 52% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
171 12th St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 893-8701
Grades: 6-8
| 235 students
Rank: #3535.
Vineyard Alternative
Alternative School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1401 Almond Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-4722
Grades: K-12
| 195 students
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Alameda County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1016 E. Bianchi Rd.
Livermore, CA 94551
(209) 477-7013
Grades: K-5
| 329 students
1016 E. Bianchi Rd.
Livermore, CA 94551
(209) 477-7014
Grades: 6-8
| 148 students
313 W. Winton Ave.
Hayward, CA 94544
(510) 670-4558
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
720 Jackson St
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 559-6590
Grades: K
| 20 students
1800 98th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94603
(510) 639-2893
Grades: 6-8
| 287 students
1401 Almond Ave.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-3350
Grades: K-5
| 549 students
M
Hayward, CA 94543
(671) 366-3880
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1040 Florence Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 606-3444
Grades: K-5
| 594 students
2125 Jefferson Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 486-8133
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1936 Ct.land Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606
(510) 436-9760
Grades: K-8
| 228 students
6005 Stafford Ave.
Oakland, CA 94606
(323) 584-9033
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
3313 Coffee Rd.
Oakland, CA 94606
(209) 544-8722
Grades: K-5
| 250 students
9736 Lawlor St
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 729-7713
Grades: 6-8
| 17 students
725 Whipple Rd.
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 471-5363
Grades: 6-8
| 737 students
39899 Balentine Dr., Suite 200
Newark, CA 94560
(510) 438-6841
Grades: K-12
| 665 students
8610 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 879-3010
Grades: 9-12
| 195 students
2607 Myrtle St
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 879-3030
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4500 Cabello St
Union City, CA 94587
(510) 489-4141
Grades: K-12
| 65 students
6200 San Pablo Ave.
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 658-2900
Grades: 6-12
| 213 students
8711 Macarthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 457-6900
Grades: 6-8
| 32 students
8711 Macarthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 457-6900
Grades: K-5
| 72 students
1333 Broadway Suite 235
Oakland, CA 94612
Grades: K-5
| 43 students
101 Myrtle St.
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 992-7800
Grades: 9-12
| 54 students
1086 Alcatraz Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-3701
Grades: K-5
| 155 students
1086 Alcatraz Ave
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 420-3701
Grades: 5
| 28 students
4917 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 531-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 9 students
3800 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 285-7511
Grades: K-8
| 208 students
12500 Campus Dr. Bldg. D
Oakland, CA 94619
(510) 328-1119
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
420 Grand St.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-4015
Grades: 5
| 30 students
1900 Third St. Rm. 23
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 879-3037
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2614 Seminary Ave.
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 562-5238
Grades: K-8
| 111 students
2607 Seminary Ave
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 562-5238
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
8610 Macarthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 639-1466
Grades: 9-12
| 185 students
3601 Kohnen Way
Dublin, CA 94568
(925) 875-9376
Grades: K-8
| 720 students
1275 61st St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 655-6936
Grades: 6-8
| 236 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Alameda County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Alameda County, CA include Mission San Jose High School, Wildwood Elementary School and Yu Ming Charter.
How many public schools are located in Alameda County, CA?
419 public schools are located in Alameda County, CA.
What percentage of students in Alameda County, CA go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Alameda County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Alameda County, CA?
Alameda County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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