Top 10 Best California Magnet Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 515 magnet public schools serving 493,055 students in California.
Learn more about how magnet schools work. The top ranked magnet public schools in California are Millikan Science Technical Engineering And Math (STEM) Magnet, North Star Academy and Petaluma Accelerated Charter. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
California magnet public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best California Magnet Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Millikan Science Technical Engineering And Math (STEM) Magnet
Magnet School
Math: ≥99% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
5041 Sunnyslope Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 528-1662
Grades: 6-12
| 204 students
Rank: #22.
North Star Academy
Magnet School
Math: 96% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
400 Duane St.
Redwood City, CA 94062
(650) 482-2411
Grades: 3-8
| 536 students
Rank: #33.
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4750
Grades: 7-8
| 105 students
Rank: #44.
Manchester Gate
Magnet School
Math: 94% | Reading: 96%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2307 E. Dakota Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 248-7220
Grades: 2-6
| 729 students
Rank: #55.
Mission San Jose High School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
41717 Palm Ave.
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 657-3600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,014 students
Rank: #66.
California Academy Of Mathematics And Science
Magnet School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
(1)
1000 E. Victoria St., Bldg. Sa
Carson, CA 90747
(310) 243-2025
Grades: 9-12
| 667 students
Rank: #77.
Wonderland Avenue Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 87% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
8510 Wonderland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-4401
Grades: K-5
| 522 students
Rank: #88.
Alameda Science And Technology Institute
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
555 Atlantic Ave.
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 748-4021
Grades: 9-12
| 187 students
Rank: #99.
Balboa Gifted/high Ability Magnet Elementary School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 88% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
17020 Labrador St.
Northridge, CA 91325
(818) 349-4801
Grades: 1-5
| 747 students
Rank: #1010.
Golden Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 85% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
740 E. Golden Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 986-7160
Grades: K-6
| 823 students
Rank: #1111.
College Park Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 92% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
715-a Indian Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401
(650) 312-7691
Grades: K-5
| 450 students
Rank: #1212.
Laguna Road Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 W. Laguna Rd.
Fullerton, CA 92835
(714) 447-7725
Grades: K-6
| 678 students
Rank: #1313.
Richardson Prep High School
Magnet School
Math: 83% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
455 S. K St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 388-6438
Grades: 6-8
| 613 students
Rank: #1414.
Welby Way Charter Elementary School And Gifted-high Ability Magnet
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
23456 Welby Way
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 348-1975
Grades: K-5
| 816 students
Rank: #1515.
Tustin Memorial Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 84% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12712 Browning Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-7546
Grades: K-5
| 607 students
Rank: #1616.
Edison Computech
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(3)
555 E. Belgravia
Fresno, CA 93706
(559) 457-2640
Grades: 7-8
| 810 students
Rank: #1717.
Troy High School
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
2200 E. Dorothy Ln.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 626-4401
Grades: 9-12
| 2,696 students
Rank: #1818.
Robert E. Willett Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 78% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1207 Sycamore Ln.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-5460
Grades: K-6
| 526 students
Rank: #1919.
Circle View Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6261 Hooker Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
(714) 893-5035
Grades: K-5
| 710 students
Rank: #2020.
Anderson W. Clark Magnet High School
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4747 New York Ave.
La Crescenta, CA 91214
(818) 248-8324
Grades: 9-12
| 1,122 students
Rank: #2121.
Riverview Stem Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
10700 Ambassador Dr.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 294-2435
Grades: K-5
| 323 students
Rank: #2222.
Steindorf Steam K-8 Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 80% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3001 Ross Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-3022
Grades: K-8
| 479 students
Rank: #2323.
Granite Bay High School
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 88%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1 Grizzly Way
Granite Bay, CA 95746
(916) 786-8676
Grades: 9-12
| 2,046 students
Rank: #2424.
Maude B. Davis Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 79% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
1050 Arlington Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7930
Grades: K-6
| 577 students
Rank: #2525.
Design Science Middle College High School
Alternative School
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2004 E. Cambridge Ave.
Fresno, CA 93703
(559) 248-7353
Grades: 9-12
| 268 students
Rank: #2626.
Carlmont High School
Magnet School
Math: 73% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1400 Alameda De Las Pulgas
Belmont, CA 94002
(650) 595-0210
Grades: 9-12
| 2,184 students
Rank: #2727.
Santa Rosa Technology Magnet
Magnet School
Math: 72% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13282 Santa Rosa Rd.
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 491-3822
Grades: K-8
| 567 students
Rank: #2828.
Community Magnet Charter Elementary School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11301 Bellagio Rd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 476-2281
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #2929.
Mound Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 78% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
455 S. Hill Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003
(805) 289-1886
Grades: K-5
| 576 students
Rank: #3030.
De Portola Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
27031 Preciados Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 586-5830
Grades: K-6
| 513 students
Rank: #3131.
Gravenstein Elementary School
Magnet School
Charter School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3840 Twig Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 823-5361
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Academy For Enriched Sciences
Magnet School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17551 Miranda St.
Encino, CA 91316
(818) 609-8421
Grades: K-5
| 324 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Kester Avenue Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 72% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
5353 Kester Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 787-6751
Grades: K-5
| 1,022 students
Rank: #3434.
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1221 Anderson Rd.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-5490
Grades: K-6
| 626 students
Rank: #3535.
Barnard Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 76% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2445 Fogg St.
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 800-5700
Grades: K-6
| 464 students
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