Top 10 Best Nevada County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 50 public schools serving 12,752 students in Nevada County, CA. Nevada County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Nevada County, CA are Donner Trail Elementary School, William & Marian Ghidotti High School and Glenshire Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Nevada County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Nevada County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Nevada County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Donner Trail Elementary School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
52755 Donner Pass Rd.
Soda Springs, CA 95728
(530) 426-3639
Grades: K-5
| 66 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
William & Marian Ghidotti High School
Alternative School
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
250 Sierra College Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-5270
Grades: 9-12
| 162 students
Rank: #33.
Glenshire Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10990 Dorchester Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-7675
Grades: K-5
| 536 students
Rank: #44.
Bear River High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
11130 Magnolia Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 611 students
Rank: #55.
Deer Creek Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
805 Lindley Ave.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1870
Grades: K-4
| 401 students
Rank: #66.
Seven Hills Intermediate
Math: 52% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1840
Grades: 5-8
| 356 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Alder Creek Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(4)
10931 Alder Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-2750
Grades: 6-8
| 531 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Alta Sierra Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
16607 Annie Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-2319
Grades: K-5
| 304 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Clear Creek Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17700 Mcct.ney Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 273-3664
Grades: K-8
| 161 students
Rank: #1010.
Tahoe Truckee High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11725 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-2601
Grades: 9-12
| 728 students
Rank: #1111.
Bell Hill Academy
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
342 S. Sch St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-2281
Grades: K-4
| 221 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Chicago Park Community Charter
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15725 Mount Olive Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 346-2153
Grades: K-8
| 63 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Nevada Union High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-4431
Grades: 9-12
| 1,546 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Margaret G. Scotten Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10821 Squirrel Creek Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6472
Grades: K-4
| 477 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Williams Ranch Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
14804 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-7300
Grades: K-5
| 204 students
Rank: #1616.
Washington Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 Sch St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2880
Grades: K-8
| 9 students
Rank: #1717.
Cottage Hill Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
22600 Kingston Ln.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2808
Grades: K-5
| 415 students
Rank: #1818.
Union Hill Middle School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11638 Colfax Hwy.
Novato, CA 94945
(530) 273-8456
Grades: 7-8
| 124 students
Rank: #1919.
Nevada City Charter
Charter School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
750 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1885
Grades: K-8
| 72 students
Rank: #2020.
Grass Valley Charter
Charter School
Math: 39% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
225 S. Auburn St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8723
Grades: K-8
| 516 students
Rank: #2121.
Union Hill Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
11638 Colfax Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8456
Grades: K-6
| 582 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Chicago Park Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
15725 Mt. Olive Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 346-2153
Grades: K-8
| 123 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Yuba River Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
505 Main St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-6060
Grades: K-8
| 313 students
Rank: #2424.
Ready Springs Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10862 Spenceville Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-1118
Grades: K-8
| 320 students
Rank: #2525.
Truckee Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11911 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-2650
Grades: K-5
| 506 students
Rank: #2626.
Forest Charter
Charter School
Math: 33% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
470 Searls Ave.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-4823
Grades: K-12
| 733 students
Rank: #2727.
Magnolia Intermediate
Math: 30% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
22431 Kingston Ln.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2815
Grades: 6-8
| 394 students
Rank: #2828.
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
10837 Rough And Ready Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8479
Grades: 5-8
| 506 students
Rank: #2929.
Nu Technical High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-4431
Grades: 9-12
| 45 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Bitney Prep High School
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
135 Joerschke Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-1235
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
Vantage Point Charter
Charter School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10862 Spenceville Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-5312
Grades: K-12
| 37 students
Rank: #3232.
Twin Ridges Home Study Charter
Charter School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
111 New Mohawk Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 478-1815
Grades: K-8
| 169 students
Rank: #3333.
Arete Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
22431 Kingston Ln.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2805
Grades: K-8
| 11 students
Rank: #3434.
Grizzly Hill
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
16661 Old Mill Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9052
Grades: K-8
| 88 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Nevada County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
400 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-0611
Grades: K-12
| 44 students
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Nevada County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
342 South School St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6416
Grades: K-3
| 210 students
Po Box 529
North San Juan, CA 95960
(530) 477-1235
Grades: 9-12
| 100 students
Edge Academy (Closed 2018)
Alternative School
12338 Mcct.ney Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-5464
Grades: 7-12
| 3 students
470 Searls Ave
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1860
Grades: K-2
| 179 students
225 South Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-6472
Grades: 2-5
| n/a students
225 South Auburn St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-2281
Grades: K-5
| 394 students
10787 Bartlett Dr.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-6423
Grades: K-6
| 59 students
10837 Rough And Ready Hwy
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-4483
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
12338 Mccourtney Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-2643
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
13032 Bitney Springs Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 273-7736
Grades: K-8
| 220 students
140 Park Ave
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-2635
Grades: 9
| 9 students
10862 Spenceville Road
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-1141
Grades: 6-8
| 4 students
11130 Magnolia Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
16229 Duggans Rd
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2820
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
22431 Kingston Ln
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2815
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
10725 Alta St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-1322
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
14685 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-7333
Grades: 4-8
| 177 students
14806 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-7311
Grades: PK
| n/a students
140 Park Ave
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-2635
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
Po Box 529
North San Juan, CA 95960
(530) 268-3314
Grades: K-8
| 135 students
11839 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-7650
Grades: 6-8
| 678 students
10725 Alta St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-1322
Grades: 7-8
| 1 students
10725 Alta Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-1322
Grades: 6-8
| 8 students
10725 Alta St
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-1322
Grades: 7-8
| 4 students
11638 Colfax Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-2461
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
11425 Conservation Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 273-3351
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

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