Top 10 Best Nevada County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 12,876 students in Nevada County, CA (there are 9 private schools, serving 557 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Nevada County, CA are educated in public schools compared to the CA state average of 90%. 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 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Nevada County Public Schools (2022-23)

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) 582-2720
Grades: K-5
| 58 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
| 171 students
Rank: #33.
Glenshire Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
10990 Dorchester Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-3720
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #44.
Sierra Expeditionary Learning
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11603 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-3701
Grades: K-8
| 214 students
Rank: #55.
Bear River High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11130 Magnolia Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 535 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 301 students
Rank: #77.
Sierra Academy Of Expeditionary Learning
Charter School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
505 Main St.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 268-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 194 students
Rank: #88.
Seven Hills Intermediate
Math: 52% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1840
Grades: 4-8
| 395 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
Alder Creek Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10931 Alder Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-2750
Grades: 6-8
| 586 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
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
| 326 students
Rank: #9 - 119. - 11.
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
| 162 students
Rank: #1212.
Tahoe Truckee High School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11725 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 582-2600
Grades: 9-12
| 825 students
Rank: #1313.
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
| 203 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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
| 42 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
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
| 1,469 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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
| 427 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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
| 193 students
Rank: #1818.
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
| 6 students
Rank: #1919.
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
| 394 students
Rank: #2020.
Nevada City School Of The Arts
Charter School
Math: 44% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13032 Bitney Springs Rd. Bldg.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 273-7736
Grades: K-8
| 428 students
Rank: #2121.
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
| 525 students
Rank: #2222.
Union Hill Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 39% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11638 Colfax Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8456
Grades: K-6
| 547 students
Rank: #2323.
North Point Academy
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
11761 Ridge Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-1225
Grades: 9-12
| 105 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
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
| 111 students
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Yuba River Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10085 Adam Ave.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-6060
Grades: K-8
| 316 students
Rank: #2626.
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
| 296 students
Rank: #2727.
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
| 454 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 767 students
Rank: #2929.
Magnolia Intermediate
Math: 30% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
22431 Kingston Ln.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2815
Grades: 6-8
| 369 students
Rank: #3030.
Lyman Gilmore Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
10837 Rough And Ready Hwy.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-8479
Grades: 5-8
| 539 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
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
| 83 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
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
| 75 students
Rank: #3333.
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
| 167 students
Rank: #3434.
Arete Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
16229 Duggans Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-2805
Grades: K-8
| 152 students
Rank: #3535.
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
| 76 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
740 Timberland Dr.
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 581-0157
Grades: K-6
| 77 students
Edge Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
12338 Mcct.ney Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 272-5464
Grades: 7-12
| 3 students
340 Buena Vista
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 272-5464
Grades: 8-12
| 60 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
750 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1885
Grades: K-8
| 67 students
505 Main St
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1830
Grades: K-2
| n/a students
800 Hoover Ln.
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1890
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
340 Buena Vista St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-1248
Grades: 9-12
| n/a 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
1999 Ridge Rd.
North San Juan, CA 95960
(530) 288-3247
Grades: K-4
| 4 students
1999 Ridge Rd.
North San Juan, CA 95960
(530) 288-3247
Grades: 7-12
| 49 students
14806 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Penn Valley, CA 95946
(530) 432-7311
Grades: PK
| n/a students
340 Buena Vista St.
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 268-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 194 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
16229 Duggans Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95949
(530) 268-9990
Grades: K-8
| 122 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
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