Top 10 Best Berkeley Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 9,563 students in Berkeley, CA (there are 28 private schools, serving 2,972 private students). 76% of all K-12 students in Berkeley, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Berkeley, CA are Berkeley High School, Kensington Elementary School and Ruth Acty Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Berkeley, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 75% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 95% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Berkeley have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Berkeley, CA Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
Kensington Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 86% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
90 Highland Blvd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 231-1415
Grades: K-6
| 432 students
Rank: #33.
Ruth Acty Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1400 Ada St.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-6298
Grades: K-5
| 387 students
Rank: #44.
Willard Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 77% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2425 Stuart St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6330
Grades: 6-8
| 600 students
Rank: #55.
Martin Luther King Middle School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 73% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1781 Rose St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6280
Grades: 6-8
| 941 students
Rank: #66.
Berkeley Arts Magnet At Whittier
(Math: 70% | Reading: 72% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1645 Milvia St.
Berkeley, CA 94709
(510) 644-6225
Grades: K-5
| 381 students
Rank: #77.
Emerson Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Forest Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6890
Grades: K-5
| 281 students
Rank: #88.
Rosa Parks Environmental Science
(Math: 69% | Reading: 71% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
920 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 644-8812
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #99.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2300 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6310
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #1010.
Malcolm X Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 66% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1731 Prince St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6313
Grades: K-5
| 473 students
Rank: #1111.
Cragmont Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
830 Regal Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94708
(510) 644-8810
Grades: K-5
| 296 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
John Muir Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2955 Claremont Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6410
Grades: K-5
| 258 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Oxford Elementary At West Campus
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1222 Univ Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 644-6300
Grades: K-5
| 236 students
Rank: #1414.
Sylvia Mendez Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2840 Ellsworth St.
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 644-6290
Grades: K-5
| 412 students
Rank: #1515.
Thousand Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 44% | Reading: 50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
840 Colusa Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 644-6368
Grades: K-5
| 339 students
Rank: #1616.
Longfellow Arts And Technology Middle School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 38% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Derby St.
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 644-6360
Grades: 6-8
| 468 students
Rank: #1717.
Berkeley Technology Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6159
Grades: 10-12
| 52 students
Rank: n/an/a
2134 Mlk Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 644-6120
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Berkeley, California

Berkeley, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2023 Eighth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 730-7117
Grades: 6-12
| 383 students
2023 Eighth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 809-9800
Grades: 9-12
| 344 students
1222 Univ Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 665-8300
Grades: 6-8
| 187 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Berkeley, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Berkeley, CA include Berkeley High School, Kensington Elementary School and Ruth Acty Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Berkeley, CA?
18 public schools are located in Berkeley, CA.
What percentage of students in Berkeley, CA go to public school?
76% of all K-12 students in Berkeley, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Berkeley, CA?
Berkeley, CA public schools minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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