Top 10 Best Pasadena Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 24 public schools serving 15,194 students in Pasadena, CA (there are 45 private schools, serving 8,555 private students). 64% of all K-12 students in Pasadena, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Pasadena, CA are Field (Eugene) Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School and San Rafael Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pasadena, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 42% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Pasadena have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Pasadena, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Field (Eugene) Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3600 Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5860
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #22.
Hamilton Elementary School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2089 Rose Villa St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5730
Grades: K-5
| 507 students
Rank: #33.
San Rafael Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1090 Nithsdale Rd.
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 396-5790
Grades: K-5
| 386 students
Rank: #44.
Pasadena High School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5880
Grades: 9-12
| 1,671 students
Rank: #55.
Don Benito Fundamental
(Math: 43% | Reading: 47%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3700 Denair St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5870
Grades: K-5
| 387 students
Rank: #66.
Marshall Fundamental
(Math: 32% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
990 N. Allen Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5810
Grades: 6-12
| 1,979 students
Rank: #77.
Norma Coombs Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2600 Paloma St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5660
Grades: K-5
| 303 students
Rank: #88.
Opportunities For Learning - Capistrano
Charter School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
31878 Del Obispo St. Ste. 105
Pasadena, CA 91107
(949) 248-1282
Grades: K-12
| 95 students
Rank: #99.
Longfellow (Henry W.) Elementary School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1065 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5720
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #1010.
Blair High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1201 S. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 396-5820
Grades: 6-12
| 1,068 students
Rank: #1111.
Willard Elementary School
(Math: 27% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 S. Madre St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5690
Grades: K-5
| 475 students
Rank: #1212.
Cis Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2925 E. Siera Madre Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5883
Grades: 2-12
| 405 students
Rank: #1313.
Webster Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2101 E. Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5740
Grades: K-5
| 297 students
Rank: #1414.
Options For Youth San Gabriel
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
215 S. Mission Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 282-0390
Grades: 7-12
| 362 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
John Muir High School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1905 N. Lincoln Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 936 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Opportunities For Learning - Santa Clarita
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
27616 Newhall Ranch Rd.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(661) 607-0153
Grades: 7-12
| 441 students
Rank: #1717.
Mckinley
(Math: 20% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 396-5630
Grades: K-8
| 756 students
Rank: #1818.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 21%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1520 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5840
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1919.
Options For Youth-acton
Charter School
(Math: 3% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
17216 Slover Ave. Ste. L-102
Pasadena, CA 91107
(909) 429-0482
Grades: 7-12
| 1,555 students
Rank: #2020.
Washington Middle School
(Math: 16% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1505 N. Marengo Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5830
Grades: 6-8
| 520 students
Rank: #2121.
Options For Youth-san Juan
Charter School
(Math: 4% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5825 Windmill Way
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 921-8200
Grades: 7-12
| 819 students
Rank: #2222.
Madison Elementary School
(Math: 10% | Reading: 17%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Ashtabula St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(626) 396-5780
Grades: K-5
| 453 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Learning Works
Charter School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
90 N. Daisy Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 564-2871
Grades: 7-12
| 209 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Rose City High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
351 S. Hudson Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 396-5620
Grades: 9-12
| 175 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Pasadena, California

Pasadena, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1135 South Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 799-7131
Grades: K-6
| 307 students
136 W. Peoria St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(310) 486-6620
Grades: K-5
| 301 students
524 Palisade St.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5670
Grades: K-5
| 97 students
1500 E. Villa St.
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 396-5710
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1259 Linda Vista Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 793-2197
Grades: K-6
| 367 students
Po Box 92976
Pasadena, CA 91109
(626) 798-7900
Grades: 6-10
| 212 students
320 N. Halstead St., Ste. 220
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 962-3311
Grades: 7-12
| 1,934 students
199 South Los Robles
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 685-9300
Grades: 7-12
| 2,149 students
1610 W. Burbank Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
(818) 566-7525
Grades: K-12
| 880 students
482 West Washington Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 798-4732
Grades: 9-12
| 38 students
315 N. Pasadena Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 396-5770
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
300 S. Madre St.
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5800
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Pasadena, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Pasadena, CA include Field (Eugene) Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School and San Rafael Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Pasadena, CA?
24 public schools are located in Pasadena, CA.
What percentage of students in Pasadena, CA go to public school?
64% of all K-12 students in Pasadena, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Pasadena, CA?
Pasadena, CA public schools minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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