Top 10 Best Gardena Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 7,724 students in Gardena, CA (there are 8 private schools, serving 1,429 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Gardena, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Gardena, CA are One Hundred Fifty-sixth Street Elementary School, Chapman Elementary School and Moneta Continuation. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Gardena, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Gardena have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Gardena, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
One Hundred Fifty-sixth Street Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2100 W. 156th St.
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 324-6639
Grades: K-6
| 336 students
Rank: #22.
Chapman Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1947 Marine Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 324-2275
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #33.
Moneta Continuation
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17951 S. Budlong Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 354-4951
Grades: 9-12
| 33 students
Rank: #44.
Denker Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1620 W. 162nd St.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 327-9420
Grades: K-5
| 656 students
Rank: #55.
One Hundred Eighty-sixth Street Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1581 W. 186th St.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 324-1153
Grades: K-5
| 620 students
Rank: #66.
Amestoy Elementary School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1048 W. 149th St.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 327-5592
Grades: K-5
| 659 students
Rank: #77.
Gardena Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
647 W. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 324-6967
Grades: K-5
| 449 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
One Hundred Fifty-third Street
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1605 W. 153rd St.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 323-1029
Grades: K-5
| 380 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Purche Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
13210 Purche Ave.
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 323-3184
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #1010.
One Hundred Thirty-fifth Street Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
801 W. 135th St.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 324-4454
Grades: K-5
| 536 students
Rank: #1111.
Gardena Senior High School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 W. 182nd St.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 354-5000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,482 students
Rank: #1212.
Environmental Charter Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
812 W. 165th Pl.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 425-1605
Grades: 6-8
| 350 students
Rank: #1313.
Robert E. Peary Middle School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1415 W. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 225-4200
Grades: 6-8
| 1,177 students
Rank: #1414.
New Millennium Secondary
Charter School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 W. 182nd St.
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 999-6162
Grades: 9-12
| 186 students
Rank: n/an/a
Environmental Charter High - Gardena
Charter School
2818 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90249
(310) 214-3408
Grades: 9-12
| 114 students
Rank: n/an/a
Kipp Lea 17
Charter School
1415 W. Gardena Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90247
(213) 489-4461
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Gardena, California

Gardena, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
15805 S. Budlong Ave.
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 327-1202
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
13000 South Van Ness Ave
Gardena, CA 90249
(323) 329-1300
Grades: K-5
| 202 students
16110 South La Salle Ave
Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 532-8680
Grades: K-5
| 215 students
2814 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Gardena, CA 90249
(323) 756-1426
Grades: 9-12
| 203 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Gardena, CA?
How many public schools are located in Gardena, CA?
16 public schools are located in Gardena, CA.
What percentage of students in Gardena, CA go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Gardena, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Gardena, CA?
Gardena, CA public schools minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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