Top 10 Best Contra Costa County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 271 public schools serving 163,995 students in Contra Costa County, CA (there are 131 private schools, serving 20,354 private students). 89% of all K-12 students in Contra Costa County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). Contra Costa County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Contra Costa County, CA are Wagner Ranch Elementary School, Dougherty Valley High School and Lafayette Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Contra Costa County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Contra Costa County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Contra Costa County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Wagner Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
350 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 258-0016
Grades: K-5
| 420 students
Rank: #22.
Dougherty Valley High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 91%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10550 Albion Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94582
(925) 479-6400
Grades: 9-12
| 3,340 students
Rank: #33.
Lafayette Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
950 Moraga Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 927-3570
Grades: K-5
| 512 students
Rank: #44.
Los Perales Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
22 Wakefield Dr.
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 631-0105
Grades: K-5
| 354 students
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Hidden Hills Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12995 Harct. Way
San Ramon, CA 94582
(925) 479-3800
Grades: K-5
| 561 students
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Springhill Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3301 Springhill Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 927-3580
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Windemere Ranch Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11611 E. Branch Pkwy.
San Ramon, CA 94582
(925) 479-7400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,136 students
Rank: #88.
Glorietta Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
15 Martha Rd.
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-8770
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #99.
Burton Valley Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
561 Merriewood Dr.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 927-3550
Grades: K-5
| 643 students
Rank: #1010.
John Baldwin Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
741 Brookside Dr.
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 855-5200
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1111.
Happy Valley Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3855 Happy Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 927-3560
Grades: K-5
| 446 students
Rank: #1212.
Orinda Intermediate
(Math: 75% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
80 Ivy Dr.
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 258-3090
Grades: 6-8
| 823 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Camino Pablo Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1111 Camino Pablo
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 376-4435
Grades: K-5
| 314 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Creekside Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6011 Massara St.
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 314-2000
Grades: K-5
| 528 students
Rank: #13 - 1513. - 15.
Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20 Washington Ln.
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 254-8711
Grades: K-5
| 359 students
Rank: #1616.
Greenbrook Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1475 Harlan Dr.
Danville, CA 94526
(925) 855-5300
Grades: K-5
| 606 students
Rank: #1717.
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4675 Camino Tassajara Rd.
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 855-7800
Grades: K-5
| 447 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Coyote Creek Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8700 N. Gale Ridge Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94582
(925) 855-7300
Grades: K-5
| 666 students
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Donald L. Rheem Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
90 Laird Dr.
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 376-4441
Grades: K-5
| 419 students
Rank: #2020.
Gale Ranch Middle School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6400 Main Branch Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94582
(925) 479-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,062 students
Rank: #2121.
Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2300 Talavera Dr.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 242-3200
Grades: K-5
| 451 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Diablo Vista Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4100 Camino Tassajara
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 855-7600
Grades: 6-8
| 837 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
M. H. Stanley Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3455 Sch St.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 927-3530
Grades: 6-8
| 1,085 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Rancho Romero Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
180 Hemme Ave.
Alamo, CA 94507
(925) 855-5700
Grades: K-5
| 414 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Sycamore Valley Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 Holbrook Dr.
Danville, CA 94506
(925) 736-0102
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #2626.
Montevideo Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13000 Brd.moor Dr.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 479-6100
Grades: K-5
| 581 students
Rank: #2727.
Live Oak Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5151 Sherwood Way
San Ramon, CA 94582
(925) 803-3100
Grades: K-5
| 568 students
Rank: #2828.
Campolindo High School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 Moraga Rd.
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 280-3950
Grades: 9-12
| 1,341 students
Rank: #2929.
Alamo Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
100 Wilson Rd.
Alamo, CA 94507
(925) 855-4800
Grades: K-5
| 321 students
Rank: #3030.
Walt Disney Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3250 Pine Valley Rd.
San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 479-3900
Grades: K-5
| 490 students
Rank: #3131.
Joaquin Moraga Intermediate
(Math: 72% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1010 Camino Pablo
Moraga, CA 94556
(925) 376-7206
Grades: 6-8
| 632 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Del Rey Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
25 El Camino Moraga
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 258-3099
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Morello Park Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1200 Morello Park Dr.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 335-5840
Grades: K-5
| 477 students
Rank: #3434.
Tice Creek
(Math: 73% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1847 Newell Ave.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 746-5515
Grades: K-8
| 409 students
Rank: #3535.
Miramonte High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
750 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
(925) 280-3930
Grades: 9-12
| 1,183 students
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Contra Costa County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5000 Patterson Cir.
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 235-5464
Grades: 6-8
| 847 students
P. O. Box 2961
Richmond, CA 94802
(510) 334-3684
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students
800 Gary Ave.
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 706-4116
Grades: K-6
| 647 students
501 W. 17th St.
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 779-7440
Grades: 7-12
| 6 students
14301 Byron Hwy.
Byron, CA 94514
(925) 634-2128
Grades: 6-8
| 494 students
7125 Donal Ave.
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 234-6200
Grades: K-6
| 249 students
1963 Tice Valley Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
(925) 280-3940
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
800 Gary Ave B
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 776-5590
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
5000 Valley View Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 758-7550
Grades: 9-12
| 75 students
4491 Bixler Rd.
Byron, CA 94514
(925) 427-8662
Grades: 7-12
| 67 students
809 Black Diamond Blvd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 313-2950
Grades: 7-12
| 41 students
222 Glacier Dr.
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 313-2950
Grades: 6-12
| 140 students
1060 Manor Rd.
El Sobrante, CA 94803
(510) 223-4500
Grades: K-6
| 206 students
850 Second St.
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 634-0511
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
235 Pacifica Ave.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 458-1316
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2351 Olivera Rd
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 685-6835
Grades: 6-8
| 525 students
Golden Gate Community Charter (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
1111 Stoneman Ave.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 427-3199
Grades: 6-12
| 144 students
101 American Ave.
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 634-3671
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
3100 Oak Park Blvd.
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 937-1530
Grades: K-12
| 35 students
Po Box 488
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 757-5437
Grades: K-8
| 900 students
4300 Cutting Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 234-1434
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2465 Dolan Way
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 741-2857
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
4200 Concord Blvd.
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 687-0991
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
30 Learning Ln
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 626-3304
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
1250 23rd St
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 215-3348
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1 Santa Barbara Rd
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
(925) 938-2564
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
820 W. 2nd St.
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 706-5310
Grades: K-12
| 527 students
4730 Sterling Hill Dr.
Antioch, CA 94531
(925) 754-9800
Grades: K-9
| 128 students
2000 Southwood Dr.
San Pablo, CA 94806
(510) 724-0444
Grades: K-6
| 250 students
2900 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 758-7510
Grades: 9-12
| 74 students
355 E. Leland Rd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 252-1900
Grades: 6-12
| 194 students
715 Chanslor Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
(510) 231-1160
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
777 Sonoma St
Richmond, CA 94805
(510) 230-4105
Grades: 9-12
| 131 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Contra Costa County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Contra Costa County, CA include Wagner Ranch Elementary School, Dougherty Valley High School and Lafayette Elementary School. Contra Costa County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public schools are located in Contra Costa County, CA?
271 public schools are located in Contra Costa County, CA.
What percentage of students in Contra Costa County, CA go to public school?
89% of all K-12 students in Contra Costa County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Contra Costa County, CA?
Contra Costa County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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