Top 10 Best California Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 415 blue ribbon public schools serving 287,246 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 71% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 51% 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).

Best California Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

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
| 1,008 students
Rank: #22.
Oxford Academy
Math: 96% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5172 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-3055
Grades: 7-12
| 1,214 students
Rank: #33.
North Star Academy
Magnet School
Math: 96% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2411
Grades: 3-8
| 536 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 535 students
Rank: #55.
Elkhorn
Math: 94% | Reading: 97%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
10505 N. Davis Rd.
Stockton, CA 95209
(209) 953-8330
Grades: 4-8
| 263 students
Rank: #66.
Manchester Gate
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2307 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 248-7220
Grades: 2-6
| 729 students
Rank: #77.
William Faria Elementary School
Math: 97% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10155 Barbara Ln.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-0706
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Academy Of The Canyons
Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(3)
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 362-3056
Grades: 9-12
| 406 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
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
| 288 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Lynbrook High School
Math: 92% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1280 Johnson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 366-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,848 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Mission San Jose High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
41717 Palm Ave.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 657-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,014 students
Rank: #1212.
California Academy Of Mathematics And Science
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
1000 E. Victoria St., Bldg. Sa
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-2025
Grades: 9-12
| 667 students
Rank: #1313.
Joaquin Miller Middle School
Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
6151 Rainbow Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-3755
Grades: 6-8
| 1,251 students
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
Argonaut Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13200 Shadow Mountain Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-4773
Grades: K-5
| 343 students
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
Carver Elementary School
Math: 92% | Reading: 92%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3100 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 299-7080
Grades: K-5
| 614 students
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
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
| 384 students
Rank: #14 - 1714. - 17.
Teach Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
165 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 596-4100
Grades: 4-6
| 158 students
Rank: #1818.
Valentine Elementary School
Math: 91% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1650 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 299-7090
Grades: K-5
| 586 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 824 students
Rank: #2020.
Riverside Stem Academy
Math: 90% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4466 Mount Vernon Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7308
Grades: 5-12
| 661 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 1,126 students
Rank: #2222.
Jack L. Weaver Elementary School
Math: 92% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(4)
11872 Wembley Rd.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4580
Grades: K-5
| 683 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 535 students
Rank: #2424.
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1111 Figueroa Pl.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-3932
Grades: 9-12
| 453 students
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
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
| 758 students
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
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
| 550 students
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
Ocean Air
Math: 91% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(2)
11444 Canter Heights Dr.
San Diego, CA 92130
(858) 481-4040
Grades: K-6
| 693 students
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
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
| 540 students
Rank: #2929.
Wonderland Avenue Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 87% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8510 Wonderland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-4401
Grades: K-5
| 522 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
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
| 422 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
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
| 460 students
Rank: #3232.
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
| 705 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 512 students
Rank: #3434.
Alameda Science And Technology Institute
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
555 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-4021
Grades: 9-12
| 187 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
La Canada Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4540 Encinas Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 952-8350
Grades: K-6
| 671 students
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