Top 10 Best California Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 395 blue ribbon public schools serving 274,624 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, La Jolla Elementary School and Oxford 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 69% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 75% (versus the 50% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top California Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • Rank: #11.
    Whitney (Gretchen) High School Math: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    16800 Shoemaker Ave.
    Cerritos, CA 90703
    (562) 229-7745

    1,008 student
    Year: 2008, 2014
  • Rank: #22.
    La Jolla Elementary School Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1111 Marine St.
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 454-7196

    535 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #33.
    Oxford Academy Math: 95% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5172 Orange Ave.
    Cypress, CA 90630
    (714) 220-3055

    1,214 student
    Year: 2013, 2019
  • Rank: #44.
    North Star Academy Magnet School
    Math: 96% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    400 Duane St.
    Redwood City, CA 94062
    (650) 482-2411

    536 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    California Academy Of Mathematics And Science Magnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1000 E. Victoria St., Bldg. Sa
    Carson, CA 90747
    (310) 243-2025

    667 students
    Year: 2011, 2017
  • Rank: #5-65.-6.
    Elkhorn Math: 95% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10505 N. Davis Rd.
    Stockton, CA 95209
    (209) 953-8330

    263 students
    Year: 2008, 2019
  • Rank: #77.
    William Faria Elementary School Math: 97% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10155 Barbara Ln.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 252-0706

    691 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #88.
    Argonaut Elementary School Math: 98% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    13200 Shadow Mountain Rd.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 867-4773

    343 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    Teach Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    165 Grand Ave.
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
    (805) 596-4100

    158 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #9-109.- 10.
    University High School Charter School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2611 E. Matoian M/s Uh134
    Fresno, CA 93740
    (559) 278-8263

    489 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #1111.
    Mission San Jose High School Magnet School
    Math: 94% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    41717 Palm Ave.
    Fremont, CA 94539
    (510) 657-3600

    2,014 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #1212.
    Pacific Rim Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1100 Camino De Las Ondas
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6200

    824 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1313.
    Valentine Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1650 Hntngtn Dr.
    San Marino, CA 91108
    (626) 299-7090

    586 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #1414.
    Jack L. Weaver Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11872 Wembley Rd.
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720
    (562) 799-4580

    683 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #1515.
    Riverside Stem Academy Math: 92% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4466 Mount Vernon Ave.
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 788-7308

    661 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Bullis Charter Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    102 W. Portola Ave.
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    (650) 947-4939

    879 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Ocean Air Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11444 Canter Heights Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92130
    (858) 481-4040

    693 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #1818.
    Mission San Jose Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    43545 Bryant St.
    Fremont, CA 94539
    (510) 656-1200

    550 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Manchester Gate Magnet School
    Math: 92% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2307 E. Dakota Ave.
    Fresno, CA 93726
    (559) 248-7220

    729 students
    Year: 2009, 2015
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    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

    384 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #2121.
    Wonderland Avenue Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8510 Wonderland Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 654-4401

    522 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #2222.
    Ethan B. Allen Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    16200 Bushard St.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 663-6228

    758 students
    Year: 2011, 2020
  • Rank: #2323.
    Joaquin Miller Middle School Math: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6151 Rainbow Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 252-3755

    1,251 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2424.
    Lynbrook High School Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1280 Johnson Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 366-7700

    1,848 student
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2525.
    Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1101 Strayer Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 253-2850

    414 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #2626.
    Del Rey Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    25 El Camino Moraga
    Orinda, CA 94563
    (925) 258-3099

    422 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    La Canada Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4540 Encinas Dr.
    La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
    (818) 952-8350

    671 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    William Hopkins Junior High School Math: 90% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    600 Driscoll Rd.
    Fremont, CA 94539
    (510) 656-3500

    1,126 student
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #2929.
    Yu Ming Charter Charter School
    Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1086 Alcatraz Ave.
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    (510) 452-2063

    387 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #3030.
    William & Marian Ghidotti High School Alternative School
    Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    250 Sierra College Dr.
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
    (530) 274-5270

    162 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #3131.
    Carver Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3100 Hntngtn Dr.
    San Marino, CA 91108
    (626) 299-7080

    614 students
    Year: 2005, 2020
  • Rank: #3232.
    Silver Spur Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5500 Ironwood St.
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310) 378-5011

    540 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Torrey Pines Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    8350 Cliffridge Ave.
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 453-2323

    480 students
    Year: 2013, 2019
  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    Windemere Ranch Middle School Math: 89% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    11611 E. Branch Pkwy.
    San Ramon, CA 94582
    (925) 479-7400

    1,325 student
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #35-3735.- 37.
    John Gomes Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    555 Lemos Ln.
    Fremont, CA 94539
    (510) 656-3414

    778 students
    Year: 2018
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