Top 10 Best El Cajon Public Middle Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public middle schools serving 10,838 students in El Cajon, CA.
The top ranked public middle schools in El Cajon, CA are Literacy First Charter, Empower and Hillsdale Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
El Cajon, CA public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the California public middle school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 46% statewide average). Middle schools in El Cajon have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Middle Schools in El Cajon, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Literacy First Charter
Charter School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
799 E. Washington Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 579-7232
Grades: K-12
| 1,945 students
Rank: #22.
Empower
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92022
(619) 588-3296
Grades: K-8
| 15 students
Rank: #33.
Hillsdale Middle School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1301 Brabham St.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 441-6156
Grades: 6-8
| 1,423 students
Rank: #44.
Los Coches Creek Middle School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9669 Dunbar Ln.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 441-5741
Grades: 6-8
| 543 students
Rank: #55.
Pepper Drive Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1935 Marlinda Way
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 956-5100
Grades: K-8
| 766 students
Rank: #66.
Eje Middle Academy
Charter School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
851 S. Johnson Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 401-4150
Grades: 6-8
| 233 students
Rank: #77.
Flying Hills School Of Arts
(Math: 25% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1251 Finch St.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 588-3132
Grades: K-8
| 705 students
Rank: #88.
Bostonia Global
Charter School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1390 Brd.way
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3121
Grades: K-12
| 1,007 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Cajon Valley Home
Alternative School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2962 Jamul Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 588-3128
Grades: K-8
| 534 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Crest Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2000 Suncrest Blvd.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 558-3128
Grades: K-8
| 246 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Dehesa Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4612 Dehesa Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 444-2161
Grades: K-8
| 105 students
Rank: #1212.
Methodschools
Charter School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
4612 Dehesa Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(760) 224-0758
Grades: K-12
| 331 students
Rank: #1313.
Montgomery Middle School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1570 Melody Ln.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 588-3107
Grades: 6-8
| 784 students
Rank: #1414.
Greenfield Middle School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1495 Greenfield Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3103
Grades: 6-8
| 572 students
Rank: #1515.
Cajon Valley Middle School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
550 Park Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 588-3092
Grades: 6-8
| 801 students
Rank: #1616.
Diego Valley East Public Charter
Charter School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
511 N. Second St.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 870-0608
Grades: K-12
| 368 students
Rank: #1717.
Emerald Middle School
(Math: 6% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1221 S. Emerald Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 588-3097
Grades: 6-8
| 460 students
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El Cajon, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3118
Grades: K-6
| 521 students
1390 E. Brd.way
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3121
Grades: K-8
| 843 students
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92022
(619) 588-3296
Grades: 3-8
| 19 students
511 N. 2nd St.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 870-0608
Grades: K-12
| 455 students
4612 Dehesa Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(626) 932-1802
Grades: K-12
| 4,183 students
353 E. Park Ave., Ste. 201
El Cajon, CA 92020
(619) 966-9528
Grades: K-12
| 627 students
1012 East Bradley Ave
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 579-7232
Grades: K-12
| 246 students
650 Greenfield Dr.
El Cajon, CA 92021
(619) 588-3080
Grades: K-6
| 585 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public middle schools in El Cajon, CA?
The top ranked public middle schools in El Cajon, CA include Literacy First Charter, Empower and Hillsdale Middle School.
How many public middle schools are located in El Cajon, CA?
17 public middle schools are located in El Cajon, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in El Cajon, CA?
El Cajon, CA public middle schools minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public middle schools average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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