Top 10 Best El Centro Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 11,774 students in El Centro, CA (there are 2 private schools, serving 280 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%).
The top ranked public schools in El Centro, CA are Mccabe Elementary School, Southwest High School and Central Union High School. 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 29% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 48% (versus the 49% 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 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best El Centro, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Mccabe Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
701 W. Mccabe Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-5443
Grades: K-8
| 1,261 students
Rank: #22.
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
| 1,902 students
Rank: #33.
Central Union High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 Brighton Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,927 students
Rank: #44.
Desert Oasis High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1302 S. Third St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 336-4555
Grades: 9-12
| 128 students
Rank: #55.
Meadows Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 21%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2059 Bowker Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-7512
Grades: K-8
| 416 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 447 students
Rank: n/an/a
Central Union Virtual Academy
Alternative School
2345 S. Second St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-7050
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students
Rank: n/an/a
De Anza Magnet
1530 S. Waterman Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-9811
Grades: K-8
| 568 students
Rank: n/an/a
1900 S. Sixth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-2051
Grades: K-6
| 521 students
Rank: n/an/a
1256 Brd.way
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-5712
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
950 S. Seventh St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-4791
Grades: K-6
| 545 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
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial Pathways Charter
Charter School
1398 Sperber Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-5525
Grades: 9-12
| 171 students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial Valley Home School Academy
Charter School
2370 Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 335-5100
Grades: K-8
| 112 students
Rank: n/an/a
Imperial Valley Rop
Vocational School
687 State St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 482-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Kennedy Middle School
900 N. Sixth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-0444
Grades: 7-8
| 394 students
Rank: n/an/a
200 N. Twelfth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-3060
Grades: K-6
| 379 students
Rank: n/an/a
550 S. Waterman Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-4750
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
1950 Villa Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-6555
Grades: K-6
| 404 students
Rank: n/an/a
1177 N. Eighth St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-3225
Grades: K-6
| 428 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
| 23 students
Rank: n/an/a
2450 Main St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 337-4890
Grades: K-6
| 393 students
Rank: n/an/a
Valley Academy
Alternative School
253 E. Ross Ave.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-5525
Grades: K-12
| 122 students
Rank: n/an/a
223 S. First St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-6611
Grades: K-6
| 420 students
Rank: n/an/a
600 S. Wilson
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 352-5341
Grades: 7-8
| 636 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in El Centro, CA?
The top ranked public schools in El Centro, CA include Mccabe Elementary School, Southwest High School and Central Union High School.
How many public schools are located in El Centro, CA?
25 public schools are located in El Centro, CA.
What percentage of students in El Centro, CA go to public school?
98% of all K-12 students in El Centro, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in El Centro, CA?
El Centro, CA public schools minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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