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For the 2021 school year, there are 15 public schools in Gardena, CA, serving 8,908 students. Gardena has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Gardena, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 37% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Gardena have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Gardena, CA are One Hundred Fifty-sixth Street Elementary School, Chapman Elementary School and One Hundred Eighty-sixth Street Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is less than the California public school average of 23:1.

Top Gardena, CA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • One Hundred Fifty-sixth Street Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2100 W. 156th St.
    Gardena, CA 90249
    (310) 324-6639

    Grades: K-6 | 373 students
  • Chapman Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1947 Marine Ave.
    Gardena, CA 90249
    (310) 324-2275

    Grades: K-5 | 420 students
  • One Hundred Eighty-sixth Street Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1581 W. 186th St.
    Gardena, CA 90248
    (310) 324-1153

    Grades: K-5 | 818 students
  • Denker Avenue Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1620 W. 162nd St.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 327-9420

    Grades: K-5 | 767 students
  • Amestoy Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1048 W. 149th St.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 327-5592

    Grades: K-5 | 767 students
  • Environmental Charter Middle School Charter School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    812 W. 165th Pl.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 425-1605

    Grades: 6-8 | 356 students
  • Gardena Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    647 W. Gardena Blvd.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 324-6967

    Grades: K-5 | 574 students
  • One Hundred Fifty-third Street Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1605 W. 153rd St.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 323-1029

    Grades: K-5 | 414 students
  • Gardena Senior High School Magnet School
    Math: 12% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 W. 182nd St.
    Gardena, CA 90248
    (310) 354-5000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,431 student
  • Purche Avenue Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 22% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    13210 Purche Ave.
    Gardena, CA 90249
    (310) 323-3184

    Grades: K-5 | 487 students
  • Robert E. Peary Middle School Magnet School
    Math: 19% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1415 W. Gardena Blvd.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 225-4200

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,287 student
  • New Millennium Secondary Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1301 W.. 182nd St. Ste. B
    Gardena, CA 90248
    (310) 999-6162

    Grades: 9-12 | 167 students
  • Moneta Continuation Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    17951 S. Budlong Ave.
    Gardena, CA 90248
    (310) 354-4951

    Grades: 9-12 | 49 students
  • One Hundred Thirty-fifth Street Elementary School Math: 19% | Reading: 21%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    801 W. 135th St.
    Gardena, CA 90247
    (310) 324-4454

    Grades: K-5 | 795 students
  • Executive Preparatory Academy Of Finance Charter School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2814 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
    Gardena, CA 90249
    (323) 756-1426

    Grades: 9-12 | 203 students
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