Top 10 Best El Centro Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 11,886 students in El Centro, CA (there are 2 private schools, serving 271 private students). 98% of all K-12 students in El Centro, CA are educated in public schools compared to the CA state average of 90%. El Centro has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in El Centro, CA are Mccabe Elementary School, Sunflower Elementary School and De Anza Magnet. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
El Centro, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in El Centro have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best El Centro, CA Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mccabe Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 W. Mccabe Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-5443
Grades: K-8
| 1,312 students
Rank: #22.
Sunflower Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2450 Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-4890
Grades: K-6
| 416 students
Rank: #33.
De Anza Magnet
Math: 35% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1530 S. Waterman Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-9811
Grades: K-8
| 498 students
Rank: #44.
Southwest High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2001 Ocotillo Dr.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,987 students
Rank: #55.
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1950 Villa Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-6555
Grades: K-6
| 443 students
Rank: #66.
Harding Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
950 S. Seventh St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-4791
Grades: K-6
| 571 students
Rank: #77.
Central Union High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Brighton Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,984 students
Rank: #88.
Margaret Hedrick Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
550 S. Waterman Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-4750
Grades: K-6
| 502 students
Rank: #99.
Wilson Junior High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 S. Wilson
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-5341
Grades: 7-8
| 646 students
Rank: #1010.
Imperial Valley Home School Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2370 Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 335-5100
Grades: K-8
| 133 students
Rank: #1111.
Desert Garden Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 S. Sixth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-2051
Grades: K-6
| 435 students
Rank: #1212.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1177 N. Eighth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-3225
Grades: K-6
| 455 students
Rank: #1313.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 N. Twelfth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-3060
Grades: K-6
| 401 students
Rank: #1414.
Kennedy Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
900 N. Sixth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-0444
Grades: 7-8
| 397 students
Rank: #1515.
Meadows Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2059 Bowker Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-7512
Grades: K-8
| 417 students
Rank: #1616.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
223 S. First St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-6611
Grades: K-6
| 395 students
Rank: #1717.
Desert Oasis High (Continuation)
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1302 S. Third St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4555
Grades: 9-12
| 134 students
Rank: #1818.
Valley Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
253 E. Ross Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-5525
Grades: K-12
| 158 students
Rank: #1919.
Imperial County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1398 Sperber Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-6428
Grades: K-12
| 441 students
Rank: n/an/a
1256 Brd.way
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-5712
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial County Juvenile Hall/community
Alternative School
1398 Sperber Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-5525
Grades: K-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial Pathways Charter
Charter School
1398 Sperber Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-5525
Grades: 9-12
| 121 students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial Valley Rop Elementary School
Vocational School
687 State St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 482-2600
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Phoenix Rising High School
Alternative School
1302 S. Third St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4555
Grades: 9-10
| 35 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in El Centro, California

El Centro, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1302 South Third St
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4544
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1150 N. Imperial Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 592-7250
Grades: K-8
| 829 students
2295 West Vaughn Rd
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 353-0062
Grades: K-5
| 32 students

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