Top 10 Best Modesto Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 75 public schools serving 47,980 students in Modesto, CA (there are 15 private schools, serving 2,489 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Modesto, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Modesto, CA are Sonoma Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School and James C. Enochs High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Modesto, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Modesto have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Modesto, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sonoma Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1325 Sonoma Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 574-8432
Grades: K-6
| 448 students
Rank: #22.
Lakewood Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2920 Midboro Pl.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 574-8152
Grades: K-6
| 358 students
Rank: #33.
James C. Enochs High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3201 Sylvan Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 574-1719
Grades: 9-12
| 2,391 students
Rank: #4 - 84. - 8.
Daniel J. Savage Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1900 Maid Mariane Ln.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 552-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 853 students
Rank: #4 - 84. - 8.
Elizabeth Ustach Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2701 Kodiak Dr.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 552-3000
Grades: 6-8
| 993 students
Rank: #4 - 84. - 8.
Petersen Alternative Center For Education
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 Campus Way
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 238-6717
Grades: 6-12
| 109 students
Rank: #4 - 84. - 8.
Standiford Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
605 Tokay Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-5400
Grades: K-5
| 414 students
Rank: #4 - 84. - 8.
Stanislaus County West Campus
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2215 Blue Gum Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 567-4739
Grades: K-12
| 50 students
Rank: #99.
Hart-ransom Academic Charter
Charter School
Math: 45% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3920 Shoemake Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 523-0401
Grades: K-12
| 441 students
Rank: #1010.
Paradise Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3361 Ca Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 524-0184
Grades: K-8
| 83 students
Rank: #1111.
Paradise Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3361 Ca Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 524-0184
Grades: K-8
| 109 students
Rank: #1212.
Agnes M. Baptist Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1825 Cheyenne Way
Modesto, CA 95356
(209) 527-0450
Grades: K-6
| 595 students
Rank: #1313.
Joseph A. Gregori High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3701 Pirrone Rd.
Modesto, CA 95356
(209) 574-1738
Grades: 9-12
| 2,288 students
Rank: #1414.
Modesto High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
18 H St.
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 574-1776
Grades: 9-12
| 2,517 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Enslen Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Coldwell Ave.
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 574-1982
Grades: K-6
| 340 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Shiloh Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
6633 Paradise Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 522-2261
Grades: K-8
| 148 students
Rank: #1717.
Stanislaus Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1931 Kiernan Ave.
Modesto, CA 95356
(209) 545-0718
Grades: K-6
| 323 students
Rank: #1818.
Mary Lou Dieterich Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2412 Warm Springs Dr.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 550-8400
Grades: K-6
| 557 students
Rank: #1919.
Hart-ransom Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3930 Shoemake Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 523-9979
Grades: K-8
| 759 students
Rank: #2020.
Peter Johansen High School
Math: 19% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
641 Norseman Dr.
Modesto, CA 95357
(209) 574-1760
Grades: 9-12
| 1,922 students
Rank: #2121.
Valley College High School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2209 Blue Gum Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 238-6800
Grades: 9-12
| 110 students
Rank: #2222.
La Loma Junior High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Encina Ave.
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 574-1906
Grades: 7-8
| 665 students
Rank: #2323.
Fred C. Beyer High School
Math: 21% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1717 Sylvan Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 574-1647
Grades: 9-12
| 1,633 students
Rank: #2424.
Roosevelt Junior High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1330 College Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-1930
Grades: 7-8
| 793 students
Rank: #2525.
Independence Charter
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3920 Blue Bird Dr.
Modesto, CA 95356
(209) 545-4415
Grades: K-8
| 30 students
Rank: #2626.
Alberta Martone Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1413 Poust Rd.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 574-8172
Grades: K-6
| 655 students
Rank: #2727.
Prescott Junior High School
Math: 22% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2243 W. Rumble Rd.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-9892
Grades: 7-8
| 758 students
Rank: #2828.
John Fremont Elementary School
Math: 21% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1220 W. Orangeburg Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-8122
Grades: K-6
| 603 students
Rank: #2929.
Mildred Perkins Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3920 Blue Bird Dr.
Modesto, CA 95356
(209) 545-4415
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #3030.
Thomas Downey High School
Math: 15% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Coffee Rd.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 574-1685
Grades: 9-12
| 2,165 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
El Vista Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
450 El Vista Ave.
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 574-1972
Grades: K-6
| 397 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Grace M. Davis High School
Math: 12% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 W. Rumble Rd.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-1668
Grades: 9-12
| 2,120 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Rose Avenue Elementary School
Math: 12% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1120 Rose Ave.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 574-8412
Grades: K-6
| 500 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Sherwood Elementary School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
819 Rumble Rd.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-5200
Grades: K-5
| 474 students
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Somerset Middle School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1037 Floyd Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 886 students
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Modesto, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
108 Campus Way
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 558-4415
Grades: 9-12
| 94 students
2410 Janna Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 529-5480
Grades: K-6
| 250 students
108 Campus Way
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 558-4415
Grades: 11-12
| 31 students
500 Locust St
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 576-4110
Grades: K-1
| n/a students
3920 Shoemake Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 523-0401
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
3920 Shoemake Avenue
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 523-0401
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
Rt. 1, 6437 Milnes Rd.
Modesto, CA 95357
(209) 523-5856
Grades: K-5
| 84 students
426 Locust St
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 576-4011
Grades: 7-12
| 97 students
2036 East Hatch Rd.
Modesto, CA 95351
(209) 538-8082
Grades: K-8
| 356 students
3313 Coffee Rd.
Modesto, CA 95355
(209) 544-8722
Grades: K-8
| 290 students
2201 Blue Gum Ave.
Modesto, CA 95358
(209) 575-7842
Grades: 11
| 8 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Modesto, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Modesto, CA include Sonoma Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School and James C. Enochs High School.
How many public schools are located in Modesto, CA?
75 public schools are located in Modesto, CA.
What percentage of students in Modesto, CA go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Modesto, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Modesto, CA?
Modesto, CA public schools minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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