Top 5 Best Lake Forest Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 6,795 students in Lake Forest, CA (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,291 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Lake Forest, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Lake Forest, CA are La Madera Elementary School, El Toro High School and Rancho Canada Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lake Forest, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Lake Forest have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Lake Forest, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
La Madera Elementary School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25350 Serrano Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 770-1415
Grades: K-6
| 590 students
Rank: #22.
El Toro High School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25255 Toledo Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 586-6333
Grades: 9-12
| 2,171 students
Rank: #33.
Rancho Canada Elementary School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
21801 Winding Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 768-5252
Grades: K-6
| 566 students
Rank: #44.
Serrano Intermediate
(Math: 44% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
24642 Jeronimo Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 586-3221
Grades: 7-8
| 1,012 students
Rank: #55.
Lake Forest Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
21801 Pittsford Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 830-9945
Grades: K-6
| 624 students
Rank: #66.
Santiago Steam Magnet Elementary School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24982 Rivendell Dr.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 586-2820
Grades: K-6
| 506 students
Rank: #77.
Ralph A. Gates Dli Magnet Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
23882 Landisview Ave.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 837-2260
Grades: K-6
| 944 students
Rank: #88.
Olivewood Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
23391 Dune Mear Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 837-6682
Grades: K-6
| 382 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lake Forest, California

Lake Forest, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
22882 Loumont Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 830-4670
Grades: K-6
| 383 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Lake Forest, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Lake Forest, CA include La Madera Elementary School, El Toro High School and Rancho Canada Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Lake Forest, CA?
8 public schools are located in Lake Forest, CA.
What percentage of students in Lake Forest, CA go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Lake Forest, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Lake Forest, CA?
Lake Forest, CA public schools minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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