Top 10 Best Costa Mesa Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 39 public schools serving 20,686 students in Costa Mesa, CA (there are 17 private schools, serving 3,456 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Costa Mesa, CA are educated in public schools compared to the CA state average of 90%. Costa Mesa has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Costa Mesa, CA are Roy O. Andersen Elementary School, Maude B. Davis Elementary School and Newport Coast Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Costa Mesa, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 49% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Costa Mesa have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Costa Mesa, CA Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Roy O. Andersen Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1900 Port Seabourne Way
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6935
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
Rank: #22.
Maude B. Davis Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1050 Arlington Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7930
Grades: K-6
| 456 students
Rank: #33.
Newport Coast Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6655 Ridge Park Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6975
Grades: K-6
| 371 students
Rank: #44.
Harbor View Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
900 Goldenrod Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6940
Grades: K-6
| 275 students
Rank: #55.
Mariners Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2100 Mariners Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6960
Grades: K-6
| 450 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Eastbluff Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2627 Vista Del Oro
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-5920
Grades: K-6
| 321 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Newport Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1327 W. Balboa Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6965
Grades: K-6
| 308 students
Rank: #88.
Early College High School
Alternative School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2990 Mesa Verde Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7990
Grades: 9-12
| 214 students
Rank: #99.
Killybrooke Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3155 Killybrooke Ln.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7945
Grades: K-6
| 282 students
Rank: #1010.
Newport Heights Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 E. 15th St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6970
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
Rank: #1111.
Heinz Kaiser Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2130 Santa Ana Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6950
Grades: 3-6
| 519 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3101 Pacific View Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6955
Grades: K-6
| 302 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
California Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3232 Ca Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7940
Grades: K-6
| 319 students
Rank: #1414.
Corona Del Mar High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2101 E.bluff Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,169 students
Rank: #1515.
Horace Ensign Intermediate
Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2000 Cliff Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6910
Grades: 7-8
| 977 students
Rank: #1616.
Sonora Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
966 Sonora Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7955
Grades: K-6
| 355 students
Rank: #1717.
Adams Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2850 Club House Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7935
Grades: K-6
| 326 students
Rank: #1818.
Newport Harbor High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
600 Irvine Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 2,266 students
Rank: #1919.
Paularino Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1060 Paularino Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7950
Grades: K-6
| 321 students
Rank: #2020.
Victoria Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1025 Victoria St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6985
Grades: K-6
| 273 students
Rank: #2121.
Costa Mesa High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2650 Fairview Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-8700
Grades: 7-12
| 1,665 students
Rank: #2222.
Estancia High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2323 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,131 students
Rank: #2323.
Pomona Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2051 Pomona Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6980
Grades: K-6
| 333 students
Rank: #2424.
Charles W. Tewinkle Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3224 Ca Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7965
Grades: 7-8
| 551 students
Rank: #2525.
Monte Vista High/cloud Campus
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
390 Monte Vista Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6900
Grades: K-12
| 1,731 students
Rank: #2626.
Whittier Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Whittier Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6990
Grades: K-6
| 423 students
Rank: #2727.
College Park Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2380 Notre Dame Rd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7960
Grades: K-6
| 417 students
Rank: #2828.
Everett A. Rea Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
661 Hamilton St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6905
Grades: K-6
| 330 students
Rank: #2929.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Wilson St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6995
Grades: K-6
| 306 students
Rank: #3030.
College And Career Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1669 E. Wilshire Ave. Ste. 605
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 796-8795
Grades: 9-12
| 212 students
Rank: #3131.
Back Bay High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
390 Monte Vista Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(949) 515-6900
Grades: 9-12
| 127 students
Rank: #3232.
Access Juvenile Hall
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 966-4012
Grades: K-12
| 178 students
Rank: #3333.
Orange County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 966-4130
Grades: K-12
| 383 students
Rank: #3434.
Access County Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤1% | Reading: 12%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Kalmus Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 966-4012
Grades: K-12
| 1,440 students
Rank: n/an/a
2910 Red Hill Ave. Ste. 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 966-3528
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
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Costa Mesa, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2701 Fairview Rd
Costa Mesa, CA 92628
(714) 432-5732
Grades: 12
| n/a students
102 Baker St East
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 557-7002
Grades: 6-12
| 176 students

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