Top 10 Best El Centro Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public high schools serving 4,863 students in El Centro, CA.
The top ranked public high schools in El Centro, CA are Southwest High School, Central Union High School and Desert Oasis High (Continuation School). Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
El Centro, CA public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the California public high school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 56% statewide average). High schools in El Centro have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public high schools.
El Centro, CA public high school have a Graduation Rate of 76%, which is less than the California average of 85%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Central Union High School, with 88% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in California or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best El Centro, CA Public High Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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
| 122 students
Rank: #55.
Imperial County Juvenile Hall/community
Alternative School
1398 Sperber Rd.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 312-5525
Grades: K-12
| 8 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
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 Rop
Vocational School
687 State St.
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 482-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 0 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
[+] 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 high schools in El Centro, CA?
The top ranked public high schools in El Centro, CA include Southwest High School, Central Union High School and Desert Oasis High (Continuation School).
How many public high schools are located in El Centro, CA?
10 public high schools are located in El Centro, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in El Centro, CA?
El Centro, CA public high schools minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public high schools average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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