Top 10 Best Orange County Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 635 public schools serving 442,339 students in Orange County, CA (there are 377 private schools, serving 70,061 private students). 86% of all K-12 students in Orange County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Orange County, CA are Oxford Academy, Troy High School and Fountain Valley High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Orange County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Orange County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Orange County Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Oxford Academy
Math: 97% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5172 Orange Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-3055
Grades: 7-12
| 1,283 students
Rank: #22.
Troy High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2200 E. Dorothy Ln.
Fullerton, CA 92831
(714) 626-4401
Grades: 9-12
| 2,577 students
Rank: #33.
Fountain Valley High School
Math: 80% | Reading: 94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
17816 Bushard
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 962-3301
Grades: 9-12
| 3,390 students
Rank: #44.
University High School
Math: 86% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4771 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 936-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,708 students
Rank: #55.
Huntington Beach High School
Math: 72% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1905 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-2514
Grades: 9-12
| 2,945 students
Rank: #66.
Portola High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1001 Cadence
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 936-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,539 students
Rank: #77.
Northwood High School
Math: 75% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4515 Portola Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 936-7200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,756 students
Rank: #88.
Woodbridge High School
Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2 Meadowbrook
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 786-1104
Grades: 9-12
| 1,931 students
Rank: #99.
Ocsa High School
Charter School
Math: 70% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1010 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 560-9000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,277 students
Rank: #1010.
Orange County Classical Academy
Charter School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4100 E. Walnut Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
(916) 705-9538
Grades: K-12
| 360 students
Rank: #1111.
La Quinta High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10372 Mcfadden St.
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 663-6315
Grades: 9-12
| 2,156 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
California Preparatory Academy
Alternative School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
32972 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5317
Grades: 9-12
| 257 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Parkview
Alternative School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2189 N. Kraemer Blvd.
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 986-7050
Grades: K-12
| 476 students
Rank: #1414.
Trabuco Hills High School
Math: 67% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
27501 Mustang Run
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 768-1934
Grades: 9-12
| 2,718 students
Rank: #1515.
Edison High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
21400 Magnolia
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 962-1356
Grades: 9-12
| 2,349 students
Rank: #1616.
Los Alamitos High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4780
Grades: 9-12
| 3,208 students
Rank: #1717.
Marina High School
Math: 59% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
15871 Springdale St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 893-6571
Grades: 9-12
| 2,352 students
Rank: #1818.
Arnold O. Beckman High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3588 Bryan Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 734-2900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,938 students
Rank: #1919.
Alternative Education-san Joaquin High School
Alternative School
Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3387 Barranca Pkwy.
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 936-7440
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #2020.
Early College High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2990 Mesa Verde Dr.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 424-7990
Grades: 9-12
| 214 students
Rank: #2121.
Tesoro High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Tesoro Creek Rd.
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
(949) 234-5310
Grades: 9-12
| 2,409 students
Rank: #2222.
Foothill High School
Math: 57% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
19251 Dodge Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-7464
Grades: 9-12
| 2,387 students
Rank: #2323.
Irvine High School
Math: 70% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4321 Walnut Ave.
Irvine, CA 92604
(949) 936-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,380 students
Rank: #2424.
Middle College High School
Alternative School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1530 W. 17th St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 953-3900
Grades: 9-12
| 368 students
Rank: #2525.
Sunny Hills High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1801 Lancer Way
Fullerton, CA 92833
(714) 626-4201
Grades: 9-12
| 2,401 students
Rank: #2626.
John F. Kennedy High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
8281 Walker St.
La Palma, CA 90623
(714) 220-4101
Grades: 9-12
| 2,222 students
Rank: #2727.
El Toro High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
25255 Toledo Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 586-6333
Grades: 9-12
| 2,219 students
Rank: #2828.
Aliso Niguel High School
Math: 55% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
28000 Wolverine Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 831-5590
Grades: 9-12
| 2,895 students
Rank: #2929.
San Clemente High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
700 Avenido Pico
San Clemente, CA 92673
(949) 492-4165
Grades: 9-12
| 2,948 students
Rank: #3030.
Yorba Linda High School
Math: 62% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
19900 Bastanchury Rd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
(714) 986-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,697 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Capistrano Valley High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
26301 Via Escolar
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 364-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,068 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Mission Viejo High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25025 Chrisanta Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 837-7722
Grades: 9-12
| 1,949 students
Rank: #3333.
San Juan Hills High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
29211 Stallion Ridge
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-5900
Grades: 9-12
| 2,916 students
Rank: #3434.
El Rancho Charter
Charter School
Math: 52% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
181 S. Del Giorgio Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92808
(714) 997-6238
Grades: 7-8
| 1,152 students
Rank: #3535.
Bolsa Grande High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9401 W.minster Ave.
Garden Grove, CA 92844
(714) 663-6424
Grades: 9-12
| 1,859 students
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Orange County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
11262 Garden Grove Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 663-6305
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1125 East 17th St. Ste. E-208
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 560-1567
Grades: 9-12
| 388 students
22882 Loumont Dr
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 830-4670
Grades: K-6
| 383 students
23000 Via Santa Maria
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 581-5240
Grades: K-5
| 232 students
1151 San Juan St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-7457
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
33272 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 461-1667
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
4101 Birch Street Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(855) 225-7227
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
1200 Quail St. #175
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(858) 952-9614
Grades: K-12
| 133 students
1200 Quail St. #175
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(858) 952-9614
Grades: K-12
| 27 students
1200 Quail St., Ste. 175
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(855) 225-7227
Grades: K-12
| 6 students
32972 Calle Perfecto
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9374
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
5851 Newman St
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-6985
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1800 W. Ball Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 999-7754
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
25952 Cordillera Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-3400
Grades: K-6
| 229 students
5001 Gerda Dr.
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 997-6371
Grades: 3-6
| 362 students
29292 Crown Valley Pkwy.
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 495-5115
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
5400 Myra Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 220-6955
Grades: K-6
| 426 students
10051 Bernadette Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 220-6975
Grades: K-6
| 344 students
100 S. Anaheim Blvd. Ste. 150
Anaheim, CA 92805
(657) 220-1000
Grades: K-12
| 262 students
27102 Foxborough St.
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 362-0083
Grades: K-5
| 404 students
1325 E. Fourth St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 972-7600
Grades: K-5
| 340 students
333 East Walnut St.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 565-5400
Grades: K-5
| 368 students
189 La Cuesta
San Clemente, CA 92672
(949) 492-1189
Grades: K-6
| 392 students
1022 W.minster Mall
Westminster, CA 92683
(714) 799-1414
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
408 E. Santa Clara Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 564-2100
Grades: K-5
| 320 students
1402 Sycamore Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-7364
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
19231 Harding Ln.
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 962-3348
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
Po Box 71
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-7567
Grades: K-5
| 435 students
2000 W. Ball Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92804
(714) 517-7531
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
24150 Lindley St.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 770-9555
Grades: K-6
| 186 students
3591 Cerritos Ave.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4820
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
11262 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92843
(714) 663-6532
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
11150 Santa Rosalia St.
Stanton, CA 90680
(714) 663-6437
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
24701 San Doval Ln.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-1280
Grades: K-6
| 440 students
1701 San Juan St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-7544
Grades: K-5
| 436 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Orange County, CA?

The top ranked public schools in Orange County, CA are Oxford Academy, Troy High School and Fountain Valley High School.

How many public schools are located in Orange County, CA?

635 public schools are located in Orange County, CA.

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

86% of all K-12 students in Orange County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).

What is the racial composition of students in Orange County, CA?

Orange County, CA minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

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