Top 10 Best Monterey County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 147 public schools serving 76,002 students in Monterey County, CA. Monterey County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Monterey County, CA are Carmel River Elementary School, Robert Down Elementary School and Pacific Grove High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Monterey County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 28% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Monterey County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Monterey County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Carmel River Elementary School
Math: 83% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Monte Verde St. And 15th Ave.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-4609
Grades: K-5
| 402 students
Rank: #22.
Robert Down Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
485 Pine Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 646-6540
Grades: K-5
| 442 students
Rank: #33.
Pacific Grove High School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
615 Sunset Dr.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 646-6590
Grades: 9-12
| 582 students
Rank: #44.
Carmel High School
Math: 67% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
3600 Ocean Ave.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-1821
Grades: 9-12
| 862 students
Rank: #55.
Carmel Middle School
Math: 68% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4380 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93922
(831) 624-2785
Grades: 6-8
| 573 students
Rank: #66.
Pacific Grove Middle School
Math: 62% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
835 Forest Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 646-6568
Grades: 6-8
| 465 students
Rank: #77.
Tularcitos Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
35 Ford Rd.
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
(831) 659-2276
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: #88.
Big Sur Charter
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
304 Foam St.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 324-4573
Grades: K-12
| 94 students
Rank: #99.
Graves Elementary School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Mcfadden Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 422-6392
Grades: K-8
| 40 students
Rank: #1010.
San Benancio Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
43 San Benancio Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-1172
Grades: 6-8
| 304 students
Rank: #1111.
La Mesa Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(2)
1 La Mesa Way
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1872
Grades: K-5
| 339 students
Rank: #1212.
Forest Grove Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1065 Congress Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 646-6560
Grades: K-5
| 391 students
Rank: #1313.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
340 Corral De Tierra Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-1331
Grades: 4-5
| 145 students
Rank: #1414.
Buena Vista Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18250 Tara Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 455-8936
Grades: 6-8
| 336 students
Rank: #1515.
Toro Park Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
22500 Portola Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-9691
Grades: K-3
| 342 students
Rank: #1616.
Spreckels Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Fourth St. And Hatton Ave.
Spreckels, CA 93962
(831) 455-1831
Grades: K-5
| 619 students
Rank: #1717.
Lagunita Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
975 San Juan Grade Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 449-2800
Grades: K-8
| 94 students
Rank: #1818.
International School Of Monterey
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1720 Yosemite St.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 583-2165
Grades: K-8
| 424 students
Rank: #1919.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
705 Ca St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5625
Grades: K-6
| 564 students
Rank: #2020.
Monte Vista
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
251 Soledad Dr.
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 392-3890
Grades: K-5
| 352 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Carr Lake Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10 Sherwood Pl.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7700
Grades: 7-12
| 9 students
Rank: #21 - 2221. - 22.
Pacific Valley (K-12)
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
69325 Highway 1
Big Sur, CA 93920
(805) 927-4507
Grades: K-12
| 9 students
Rank: #2323.
Bay View Academy
Charter School
Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
222 Casa Verde Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 717-4630
Grades: K-8
| 457 students
Rank: #2424.
Monterey Bay Charter
Charter School
Math: 37% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1004 David Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 655-4638
Grades: K-8
| 490 students
Rank: #2525.
Bitterwater-tully Elementary School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
45980 Airline Hwy State Highwa
King City, CA 93930
(831) 385-5339
Grades: K-8
| 34 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Chualar Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24285 Lincoln St.
Chualar, CA 93925
(831) 679-2313
Grades: K-8
| 305 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Foothill Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1700 Via Casoli
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1744
Grades: K-5
| 248 students
Rank: #2828.
Del Rey Woods Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1281 Plumas Ave.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-3907
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #2929.
Monterey High School
Math: 32% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 Herrmann Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 392-3801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,292 students
Rank: #3030.
John E. Steinbeck Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1714 Burlington Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5780
Grades: K-6
| 565 students
Rank: #3131.
Alisal Community
Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1437 Del Monte Ave.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5720
Grades: K-6
| 620 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
George C. Marshall Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 Normandy Rd.
Monterey, CA 93942
(831) 899-7052
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Mission Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
36825 Foothill Rd.
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-3524
Grades: K-8
| 123 students
Rank: #3434.
Aromas
Math: 43% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
365 Vega St.
Aromas, CA 95004
(831) 726-5100
Grades: K-8
| 343 students
Rank: #3535.
Salinas High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
726 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 796-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,660 students
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Monterey County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1121-a Baldwin St.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-6080
Grades: K-6
| 18 students
680 Belden
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1264
Grades: K-7
| 273 students
1114 Fontes Ln.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 751-3142
Grades: 4-7
| 6 students
690 Main St.
Soledad, CA 93960
(831) 678-6300
Grades: 9-12
| 63 students
Community Day (Closed 2005)
Alternative School
13998 Casroville Blvd.
Castroville, CA 95012
(831) 633-8523
Grades: 7-12
| 34 students
1900 Independence Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7810
Grades: 9-12
| 2,184 students
Po Box 1219
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 392-0200
Grades: 9-12
| 166 students
490 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-5586
Grades: 3-6
| 453 students
493 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-2840
Grades: 4-8
| n/a students
800 Broadway Street
King City, CA 93930
(831) 674-3275
Grades: 9-12
| 6 students
8515 Prunedale North Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-1777
Grades: K-12
| 924 students
1720 Yosemite St.
Seaside, CA 93955
(831) 899-7019
Grades: K-2
| 193 students
3066 Lake Dr.
Marina, CA 93933
(831) 384-0255
Grades: K-6
| 244 students
901 Blanco Cir.
Salinas, CA 93912
(831) 755-0300
Grades: 9-12
| 129 students
251 Soledad Dr.
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 649-1287
Grades: K-5
| 422 students
1004 David Ave.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 655-4638
Grades: K-8
| 422 students
P.o. Box 939
Gonzales, CA 93926
(831) 678-3066
Grades: 9-12
| 64 students
415 Pearl St.
King City, CA 93930
(831) 385-1144
Grades: 2-5
| 477 students
650 Elko St.
Gonzales, CA 93926
(831) 675-1081
Grades: 9-12
| 28 students
215 South El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-3275
Grades: K-12
| 100 students
65600 Dixie St.
Bradley, CA 93426
(415) 845-2423
Grades: 9-12
| 46 students
2015 El Camino Real
Greenfield, CA 93927
(831) 674-3275
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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