Top 10 Best California Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 459 blue ribbon public schools serving 303,798 students in California.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in California are Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Oxford Academy and North Star Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
California blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best California Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitney (Gretchen) High School
(Math: 98% | Reading: ≥99% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7745
Grades: 7-12
| 1,013 students
Rank: #22.
Oxford Academy
(Math: 97% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5172 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-3055
Grades: 7-12
| 1,289 students
Rank: #33.
North Star Academy
(Math: 96% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2411
Grades: 3-8
| 511 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
La Jolla Elementary School
(Math: 95% | Reading: 97% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1111 Marine St.
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-7196
Grades: K-5
| 440 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
William Faria Elementary School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 97%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10155 Barbara Ln.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-0706
Grades: K-5
| 651 students
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
California Of Mathematics And Science
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1000 E. Victoria St. Bldg. Sac
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-2025
Grades: 9-12
| 667 students
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Carmenita Middle School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13435 E. 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7775
Grades: 7-8
| 597 students
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Lynbrook High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1280 Johnson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 366-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,781 students
Rank: #6 - 96. - 9.
Manchester Gate
(Math: 94% | Reading: 96% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2307 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 248-7220
Grades: 2-6
| 678 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Academy Of The Canyons
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 362-3056
Grades: 9-12
| 395 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Dr. Tj Owens Gilroy Early College Academy
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Pb17
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 846-4909
Grades: 9-12
| 289 students
Rank: #1212.
Opal Robinson Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
80 Morningside Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-5120
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #1313.
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: #1414.
Elkhorn
(Math: 87% | Reading: 98%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10505 N. Davis Rd.
Stockton, CA 95209
(209) 953-8330
Grades: 4-8
| 270 students
Rank: #1515.
Pacific Rim Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1100 Camino De Las Ondas
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6200
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Leal (Frank C.) Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12920 Droxford St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7880
Grades: K-6
| 723 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Middle College High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5151 Pacific Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5790
Grades: 9-12
| 301 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Riverside Stem Academy
(Math: 90% | Reading: 94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4466 Mt.vernon Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7308
Grades: 5-12
| 662 students
Rank: #1919.
William Hopkins Junior High School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 92% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
600 Driscoll Rd.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 656-3500
Grades: 7-8
| 940 students
Rank: #2020.
Jack L. Weaver Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 91% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4580
Grades: K-5
| 648 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Central Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
525 Mid Rd.
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 637-4820
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Los Coyotes Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 93% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8122 Moody St.
La Palma, CA 90623
(714) 228-3260
Grades: K-6
| 599 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Gonsalves (Joe A.) Elementary School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13650 Park St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7860
Grades: K-6
| 566 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Homestead High School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
21370 Homestead Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 522-2500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,321 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Monta Vista High School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
21840 Mcclellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 366-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,839 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Ethan B. Allen Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16200 Bushard St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 663-6228
Grades: K-6
| 620 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Mission San Jose Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
43545 Bryant St.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 656-1200
Grades: K-6
| 474 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Ocean Air
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11444 Canter Heights Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-4040
Grades: K-6
| 542 students
Rank: #26 - 2926. - 29.
Silver Spur Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 91% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5500 Ironwood St.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 378-5011
Grades: K-5
| 508 students
Rank: #3030.
Wonderland Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8510 Wonderland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-4401
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Del Rey Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
25 El Camino Moraga
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 258-3099
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Fairburn Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1403 Fairburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 470-1344
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #3333.
Francis Hopkinson Elementary School
(Math: 95% | Reading: 88% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12582 Kensington Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4500
Grades: K-5
| 627 students
Rank: #3434.
Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 91% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
110 S. Rowell
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 798-6223
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #3535.
Alameda Science And Technology Institute
Alternative School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial P
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-4021
Grades: 9-12
| 168 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public schools in California?
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in California include Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Oxford Academy and North Star Academy.
How many blue ribbon public schools are located in California?
459 blue ribbon public schools are located in California.
What is the racial composition of students in California?
California blue ribbon public schools minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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