Top 10 Best Los Angeles County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 2236 public schools serving 1,330,087 students in Los Angeles County, CA (there are 1,117 private schools, serving 195,317 private students). 87% of all K-12 students in Los Angeles County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Los Angeles County, CA are Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Science Stem Magnet and California Of Mathematics And Science. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Los Angeles County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Los Angeles County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Los Angeles County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Whitney (Gretchen) High School
(Math: ≥99% | Reading: ≥99%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16800 Shoemaker Ave.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7745
Grades: 7-12
| 1,013 students
Rank: #22.
Science Stem Magnet
Alternative School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5525 Vineland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
(818) 753-4470
Grades: 6-12
| 443 students
Rank: #33.
California Of Mathematics And Science
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1000 E. Victoria St. Bldg. Sac
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-2025
Grades: 9-12
| 667 students
Rank: #44.
Overland Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10650 Ashby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
(310) 838-7308
Grades: K-5
| 428 students
Rank: #55.
Wonderland Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8510 Wonderland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-4401
Grades: K-5
| 430 students
Rank: #66.
Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School
Alternative School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
17020 Labrador St.
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 349-4801
Grades: 1-5
| 672 students
Rank: #77.
Cornerstone At Pedregal Elementary School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6069 Groveoak Pl.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 378-0324
Grades: K-5
| 405 students
Rank: #88.
Palm Crest Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5025 Palm Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 952-8360
Grades: K-6
| 608 students
Rank: #99.
Valentine Elementary School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1650 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 299-7090
Grades: K-5
| 618 students
Rank: #1010.
Welby Way Charter Elementary Sch And Gifted-high Ability Magnet
Charter School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
23456 Welby Way
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 348-1975
Grades: K-5
| 738 students
Rank: #1111.
Stevenson Ranch Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
25820 N. Carroll Ln.
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
(661) 291-4070
Grades: K-6
| 707 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Clover Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
11020 Clover Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 479-7739
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Fairburn Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1403 Fairburn Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 470-1344
Grades: K-5
| 375 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Monte Vista Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2620 Orange Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 248-2617
Grades: K-6
| 674 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Opal Robinson Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
80 Morningside Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 318-5120
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #12 - 1612. - 16.
Roscomare Road Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2425 Roscomare Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 472-9829
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Canyon Charter Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
421 Entrada Dr.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 454-7510
Grades: K-5
| 346 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Meadows Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1200 Meadows Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 546-8033
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Carver Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3100 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 299-7080
Grades: K-5
| 581 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Lanai Road Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4241 Lanai Rd.
Encino, CA 91436
(818) 788-1590
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #2121.
Montemalaga Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1121 Via Nogales
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274
(310) 378-5228
Grades: K-5
| 401 students
Rank: #2222.
Huntington Middle School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1700 Hntngtn Dr.
San Marino, CA 91108
(626) 299-7060
Grades: 6-8
| 624 students
Rank: #2323.
Walteria Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
24456 Madison St.
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 533-4487
Grades: K-5
| 620 students
Rank: #2424.
La Canada High School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4463 Oak Grove Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 952-4205
Grades: 7-12
| 2,024 students
Rank: #2525.
Silver Spur Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5500 Ironwood St.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 378-5011
Grades: K-5
| 508 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Marengo Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Marengo Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 441-5850
Grades: K-5
| 761 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Soleado Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
27800 Longhill Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 377-6854
Grades: K-5
| 402 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Third Street Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
201 S. June St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(323) 939-8337
Grades: K-5
| 624 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1111 Figueroa Pl.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-3932
Grades: 9-12
| 443 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Eunice Sato Of Math & Science
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Iroquois Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90815
(562) 598-7611
Grades: 9-12
| 465 students
Rank: #3131.
Leal (Frank C.) Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12920 Droxford St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 229-7880
Grades: K-6
| 723 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Anza Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
21400 Ellinwood Dr.
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 533-4559
Grades: K-5
| 582 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Warner Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 85%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
615 Holmby Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 475-5893
Grades: K-5
| 545 students
Rank: #3434.
La Canada Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4540 Encinas Dr.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
(818) 952-8350
Grades: K-6
| 643 students
Rank: #3535.
Broadway Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1015 Lincoln Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-4944
Grades: K-5
| 495 students
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Los Angeles County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
12254 Cuesta Dr
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-5566
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
13435 East 166th St.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-4405
Grades: 7-8
| 680 students
12620 East Broadway
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 789-3170
Grades: K-5
| 278 students
14115 Chadron Ave
Hawthorne, CA 90250
(310) 263-1022
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1041 South White Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766
(909) 629-4649
Grades: 6-9
| 90 students
456 South Mathews St
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 780-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 435 students
5753 Rodeo Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 545-1100
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students
P.o. Box 68
Acton, CA 93510
(661) 269-0090
Grades: K-6
| 470 students
11311 W. Frascati St.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
(661) 268-1660
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
325 East 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(323) 420-2166
Grades: 9-12
| 463 students
25300 Rye Canyon
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381
(661) 513-3580
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
28141 Kelly Johnson Pkwy.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 702-0755
Grades: 7-12
| 463 students
25443 Orchard Village Rd.
Valencia, CA 91355
(661) 200-3194
Grades: K-6
| 299 students
8844 Burton Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(424) 284-3300
Grades: K-12
| 156 students
11311 Frascati St.
Santa Clarita, CA 91390
(661) 268-1660
Grades: K-12
| 189 students
3300 Gilman Rd.
El Monte, CA 91732
(626) 652-4300
Grades: 7-8
| 524 students
1000 West Eighth St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
(626) 457-6955
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
P.o. Box 110
Alhambra, CA 91802
(626) 457-6955
Grades: 7-12
| 32 students
1135 South Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 799-7131
Grades: K-6
| 307 students
461 W. 9th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(310) 221-0430
Grades: 9-12
| 167 students
5355 South Fourth Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 294-3172
Grades: 6-8
| 450 students
211 S. Ave. 20
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 352-8034
Grades: 6-8
| 218 students
2941 W. 70th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 920-4388
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2941 W. 70th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 920-4388
Grades: 6-8
| 417 students
2930 Fletcher Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 739-0560
Grades: 9-12
| 490 students
5356 S. Fifth Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(323) 596-2290
Grades: 6-12
| 1,007 students
2023 Union Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-0141
Grades: 6-8
| 468 students
16200 South Downey Ave.
Paramount, CA 90723
(562) 602-8004
Grades: K-8
| 856 students
12830 Columbia Way
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 803-8203
Grades: K-12
| 53 students
4736 Huntington Dr South
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 352-2070
Grades: 9-12
| 77 students
2265 E. 103rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(323) 568-4136
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
3425 West Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90305
(310) 673-0956
Grades: 9-12
| 545 students
1655 East 27th St 1st Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 232-1857
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
325 East 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90061
(323) 420-2172
Grades: 8-10
| 270 students
325 East 111th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(323) 420-2165
Grades: 8-11
| 435 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Los Angeles County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Los Angeles County, CA include Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Science Stem Magnet and California Of Mathematics And Science.
How many public schools are located in Los Angeles County, CA?
2,236 public schools are located in Los Angeles County, CA.
What percentage of students in Los Angeles County, CA go to public school?
87% of all K-12 students in Los Angeles County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Los Angeles County, CA?
Los Angeles County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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