Top 10 Best Pacifica Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 4,118 students in Pacifica, CA (there are 3 private schools, serving 482 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Pacifica, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Pacifica, CA are Terra Nova High School, Oceana High School and Vallemar Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pacifica, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Pacifica have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Pacifica, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Terra Nova High School
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1450 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 550-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 742 students
Rank: #22.
Oceana High School
Alternative School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
401 Paloma Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 550-7300
Grades: 9-12
| 573 students
Rank: #33.
Vallemar Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
377 Reina Del Mar Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6655
Grades: K-8
| 478 students
Rank: #44.
Ingrid B. Lacy Middle School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1427 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6665
Grades: 6-8
| 463 students
Rank: #55.
Ortega Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1283 Terra Nova Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6670
Grades: K-5
| 409 students
Rank: #66.
Ocean Shore Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
411 Oceana Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6650
Grades: K-8
| 414 students
Rank: #77.
Cabrillo Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 Crespi Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6660
Grades: K-8
| 550 students
Rank: #88.
Pacifica Independent Home Study
Alternative School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
830 Rosita Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6694
Grades: K-8
| 55 students
Rank: #99.
Sunset Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
340 Inverness Dr.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6687
Grades: K-5
| 434 students
Rank: n/an/a
830 Rosita Rd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6694
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Pacifica, California

Pacifica, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1427 Palmetto Ave
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6665
Grades: 6-8
| 701 students
930 Oddstad Blvd.
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 738-6676
Grades: K-5
| 310 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Pacifica, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Pacifica, CA include Terra Nova High School, Oceana High School and Vallemar Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Pacifica, CA?
10 public schools are located in Pacifica, CA.
What percentage of students in Pacifica, CA go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Pacifica, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Pacifica, CA?
Pacifica, CA public schools minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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