Top 10 Best Madera County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 80 public schools serving 31,958 students in Madera County, CA (there are 4 private schools, serving 407 private students). 99% of all K-12 students in Madera County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Madera County, CA are Sherman Thomas Stem Academy, Yosemite High School and Freedom Home. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Madera County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Madera County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Madera County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sherman Thomas Stem Academy
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
51 E. Adell St.
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 871-5490
Grades: 6-8
| 75 students
Rank: #22.
Yosemite High School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
50200 Rd. 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
Grades: 9-12
| 565 students
Rank: #33.
Freedom Home
Alternative School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16362 Paula Rd.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3590
Grades: K-12
| 76 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Chawanakee Charter
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
45077 Rd. 200
O Neals, CA 93645
(559) 868-4200
Grades: K-12
| 308 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Yosemite Falls Education Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
50200 Rd. 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-8801
Grades: K-12
| 101 students
Rank: #66.
Gateway High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
805 Humboldt Ave.
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-1331
Grades: 9-12
| 48 students
Rank: #77.
Webster Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
36477 Ruth Ave.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3540
Grades: K-6
| 563 students
Rank: #88.
Dairyland Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12861 Ave. 18 1/2
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-2394
Grades: 4-8
| 235 students
Rank: #99.
Ranchos Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12455 Rd. 35 1/2
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3550
Grades: 7-8
| 357 students
Rank: #1010.
Sierra View Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
16436 Paula Rd.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3560
Grades: K-6
| 354 students
Rank: #1111.
Liberty High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12220 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 599 students
Rank: #1212.
Sherman Thomas Charter High School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
26303 Adell St.
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 675-6626
Grades: 9-12
| 81 students
Rank: #1313.
Minarets Charter High School
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
45077 Rd. 220
O Neals, CA 93645
(559) 868-8689
Grades: 9-12
| 278 students
Rank: #1414.
Independence Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12150 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
Rank: #1515.
Minarets High School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
45077 Rd. 200
O Neals, CA 93645
(559) 868-8689
Grades: 9-12
| 223 students
Rank: #1616.
Raymond-knowles Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
31828 Rd. 600
Raymond, CA 93653
(559) 689-3336
Grades: K-8
| 69 students
Rank: #1717.
Oak Creek Intermediate
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
40094 Indian Springs Rd.
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 642-1555
Grades: 6-8
| 203 students
Rank: #1818.
Alview Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
20513 Rd. 4
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-2275
Grades: K-3
| 157 students
Rank: #1919.
Wasuma Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
43109 Hwy. 49
Ahwahnee, CA 93601
(559) 642-1585
Grades: K-8
| 303 students
Rank: #2020.
Rivergold Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
31800 Rd. 400
Coarsegold, CA 93614
(559) 658-7566
Grades: K-8
| 398 students
Rank: #2121.
Oakhurst Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
49495 Rd. 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 642-1555
Grades: K-5
| 337 students
Rank: #2222.
Chowchilla Union High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
805 Humboldt Ave.
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-1331
Grades: 9-12
| 1,090 students
Rank: #2323.
Coarsegold Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
45426 Rd. 415
Coarsegold, CA 93614
(559) 683-4842
Grades: K-8
| 241 students
Rank: #2424.
Pioneer Technical Center
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1665 E. Olive Ave.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 664-1600
Grades: K-12
| 258 students
Rank: #2525.
Madera County Independent Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1635 E. Olive Ave.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 662-4640
Grades: K-12
| 59 students
Rank: #2626.
Gould Educational Center
Special Education School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
117 W. Dunham
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-0915
Grades: K-12
| 350 students
Rank: n/an/a
Ahwahnee High School
Alternative School
50407 Hangtree Ln.
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
Grades: 9-12
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
900 Stadium Rd.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 661-4101
Grades: K-6
| 675 students
Rank: n/an/a
26820 Club Dr.
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 674-3325
Grades: K-6
| 758 students
Rank: n/an/a
Campbell High Community Day
Alternative School
39890 Rd. 428
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Centennial Independent Study
Alternative School
12150 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: 1-12
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
2600 E. Pecan
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 664-9701
Grades: K-6
| 724 students
Rank: n/an/a
18440 Rd. 19
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 673-9119
Grades: K-8
| 295 students
Rank: n/an/a
Duane E. Furman Independent Study
Alternative School
955 W. Pecan Ave.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 675-4482
Grades: K-12
| 533 students
Rank: n/an/a
29551 Ave. 8
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-8841
Grades: K-8
| 211 students
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Madera County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
50200 Road 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
Grades: 10-12
| 25 students
50200 Road 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
Grades: 9-12
| 1,195 students
28198 Ave. 14
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 661-3570
Grades: 1-6
| n/a students
40356 Rd 331
Bass Lake, CA 93604
(559) 642-1560
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
Po Box 308
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 645-1137
Grades: 9-12
| 58 students
P.o. Box 879
Coarsegold, CA 93614
(559) 683-4842
Grades: 5-8
| 1 students
345 So. Eleventh St.
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-3204
Grades: 1-6
| n/a students
32996 Rd 228
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-6206
Grades: 9-12
| 3 students
4610 Foothill Blvd
Ahwahnee, CA 93601
(510) 879-1131
Grades: 9-12
| 361 students
32996 Rd. 228
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-6209
Grades: 4-8
| n/a students
345 So. Eleventh St.
Chowchilla, CA 93610
(559) 665-3204
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
50200 Road 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-5544
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
43875 Patrick Ave.
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-4667
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
37479 Ave. 12
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 645-7533
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
28261 Avenue 14
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 661-3570
Grades: 7-12
| 83 students
955 West Pecan Ave.
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 675-4425
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
28123 Ave 14
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 664-1600
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
50407 Rd. 427
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-8801
Grades: 9-10
| 7 students
50407 Hang Tree Rd.
Oakhurst, CA 93644
(559) 683-8801
Grades: 9-10
| 29 students
33087 Rd 228
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-2215
Grades: 6-8
| 89 students
46655 Rd 200
O Neals, CA 93645
(559) 868-3345
Grades: 6-8
| 86 students
31828 Rd. 600
Raymond, CA 93653
(559) 689-3336
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
26133 Ave. 7
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-0059
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
26133 Ave 7
Madera, CA 93637
(559) 674-0059
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Special Education (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
28123 Ave. 14
Madera, CA 93638
(559) 673-6051
Grades: K-12
| 263 students
P.o. Box 400
North Fork, CA 93643
(559) 877-7104
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
10535 Rd. 35
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: 7-12
| 22 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Madera County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Madera County, CA include Sherman Thomas Stem Academy, Yosemite High School and Freedom Home.
How many public schools are located in Madera County, CA?
80 public schools are located in Madera County, CA.
What percentage of students in Madera County, CA go to public school?
99% of all K-12 students in Madera County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Madera County, CA?
Madera County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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