Top 10 Best Novato Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 7,584 students in Novato, CA (there are 5 private schools, serving 730 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in Novato, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Novato, CA are Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Novato Charter and Rancho Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Novato, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Novato have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Novato, CA Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
755 Sutro Ave.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-5104
Grades: K-5
| 366 students
Rank: #22.
Novato Charter
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
940 C St.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4254
Grades: K-8
| 270 students
Rank: #33.
Rancho Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1430 Johnson St.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-3101
Grades: K-5
| 344 students
Rank: #44.
Union Hill Middle School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11638 Colfax Hwy.
Novato, CA 94945
(530) 273-8456
Grades: 7-8
| 142 students
Rank: #55.
San Marin High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15 San Marin Dr.
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 898-2121
Grades: 9-12
| 1,132 students
Rank: #66.
Sinaloa Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2045 Vineyard Rd.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-2111
Grades: 6-8
| 801 students
Rank: #77.
Olive Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
629 Plum St.
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 897-2131
Grades: K-5
| 340 students
Rank: #88.
Nova Education Center
Alternative School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
720 Diablo Blvd.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-7653
Grades: K-12
| 56 students
Rank: #99.
Novato High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
625 Arthur St.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 898-2125
Grades: 9-12
| 1,433 students
Rank: #1010.
San Ramon Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
45 San Ramon Way
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 897-1196
Grades: K-5
| 456 students
Rank: #1111.
Loma Verde Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
399 Alameda De La Loma
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4681
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #1212.
San Jose Intermediate
Math: 37% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Sunset Pkwy.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-7831
Grades: 6-8
| 606 students
Rank: #1313.
Lu Sutton Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 Center Rd.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-3196
Grades: K-5
| 333 students
Rank: #1414.
Lynwood Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1320 Lynwood Dr.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-4161
Grades: K-5
| 276 students
Rank: #1515.
Hamilton Meadow Park
Math: 21% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5530 Nave Dr.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-4691
Grades: K-8
| 554 students
Rank: #1616.
Marin Oaks High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
720 Diablo Ave.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-7653
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: n/an/a
1430 Johnson St.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 883-3942
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Novato, California

Novato, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
180 Program (Closed 2015)
Special Education School
720 Diablo Ave.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 892-8733
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
1850 Ignacio Blvd., Suite 100
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-7390
Grades: 9-11
| 237 students
Nexus Academy (Closed 2009)
Alternative School
1015 Seventh St.
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 897-4267
Grades: 7-12
| 25 students
Nexus Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
720 Diablo Ave.
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 897-7653
Grades: 7-10
| 3 students
1000 Sunset Parkway
Novato, CA 94947
(415) 883-7831
Grades: 6-8
| 419 students
15 San Marin Dr.
Novato, CA 94945
(415) 898-2121
Grades: 11-12
| 40 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Novato, CA?

The top ranked public schools in Novato, CA are Pleasant Valley Elementary School, Novato Charter and Rancho Elementary School.

How many public schools are located in Novato, CA?

17 public schools are located in Novato, CA.

What percentage of students in Novato, CA go to public school?

91% of all K-12 students in Novato, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).

What is the racial composition of students in Novato, CA?

Novato, CA minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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