Top 10 Best Compton Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public high schools serving 5,726 students in Compton, CA.
The top ranked public high schools in Compton, CA are Compton Early College High School, Lifeline Education Charter and Dominguez High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Compton, CA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 15% (versus the California public high school average of 28%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 51% statewide average). High schools in Compton have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public high schools.
Compton, CA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 89%, which is more than the California average of 87%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Compton Early College High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public High Schools in Compton, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Compton Early College High School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2601 N. Wilmington Ave.
Compton, CA 90222
(310) 898-6080
Grades: 9-12
| 544 students
Rank: #22.
Lifeline Education Charter
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
225 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 885-1872
Grades: K-12
| 694 students
Rank: #33.
Dominguez High School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
15301 S. San Jose Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
(562) 630-0142
Grades: 9-12
| 1,887 students
Rank: #44.
Compton High School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 E. Alondra Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 635-3881
Grades: 9-12
| 1,290 students
Rank: #55.
Compton Step
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
417 W. Alondra Blvd.
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 639-4321
Grades: K-12
| 15 students
Rank: #66.
Centennial High School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2606 N. Central Ave.
Compton, CA 90222
(310) 635-2715
Grades: 9-12
| 951 students
Rank: #77.
Thurgood Marshall
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
15301 San Jose Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 898-6340
Grades: K-12
| 101 students
Rank: #88.
Cesar Chavez Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
15301 San Jose Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 898-6340
Grades: 9-12
| 244 students
Rank: n/an/a
Compton Community Day High School
Alternative School
2300 W. Caldwell St.
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 898-6154
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Compton Unified Rop
Vocational School
700 N. Bullis Rd.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 898-6000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Compton, California

Compton, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
400 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
(310) 877-6004
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2300 West Caldwell St
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 898-6140
Grades: K-5
| 279 students
2300 W. Caldwell St. Bldg. A
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 639-7329
Grades: 6-8
| 4 students
310 East El Segundo Blvd
Compton, CA 90222
(310) 898-6434
Grades: 3-6
| 326 students
12501 N. Wilmington
Compton, CA 90220
(310) 898-6340
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
400 S. Santa Fe Ave.
Compton, CA 90221
(323) 880-4669
Grades: K-12
| 30 students
12721 South Willowbrook Ave
Compton, CA 90222
(310) 635-4531
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public high schools in Compton, CA?
The top ranked public high schools in Compton, CA include Compton Early College High School, Lifeline Education Charter and Dominguez High School.
How many public high schools are located in Compton, CA?
10 public high schools are located in Compton, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Compton, CA?
Compton, CA public high schools minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high schools average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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