Top 10 Best Petaluma Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 37 public schools serving 10,676 students in Petaluma, CA (there are 11 private schools, serving 987 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Petaluma, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Petaluma, CA are Petaluma Accelerated Charter, Liberty Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Petaluma, 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 Petaluma have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Petaluma, CA Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Petaluma Accelerated Charter
Charter School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4750
Grades: 7-8
| 120 students
Rank: #22.
Liberty Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
170 Liberty Sch Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-4380
Grades: 1-6
| 160 students
Rank: #33.
Wilson Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3775 Bodega Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-4340
Grades: K-6
| 219 students
Rank: #44.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
110 Ellis St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4750
Grades: K-6
| 382 students
Rank: #55.
Grant Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 70% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Grant Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4742
Grades: K-6
| 363 students
Rank: #66.
Carpe Diem High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
199 Fair St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4796
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
Rank: #77.
Dunham Charter
Charter School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4111 Roblar Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-5050
Grades: K-6
| 139 students
Rank: #88.
Petaluma High School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
201 Fair St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4651
Grades: 9-12
| 1,306 students
Rank: #99.
Live Oak Charter
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
100 Gnoss Concourse Bldg. 1
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-9020
Grades: K-8
| 261 students
Rank: #1010.
Meadow Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
880 Maria Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 762-4905
Grades: K-6
| 370 students
Rank: #1111.
Sonoma Mountain Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 62% )
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1900 Rainier Cir.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-4305
Grades: K-6
| 442 students
Rank: #1212.
Corona Creek Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1851 Hartman Ln.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-3331
Grades: K-6
| 420 students
Rank: #1313.
Valley Oaks High (Alternative)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
540 Vallejo St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4794
Grades: 7-12
| 58 students
Rank: #1414.
Old Adobe Elementary Charter
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2856 Adobe Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-4301
Grades: K-6
| 306 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Laguna Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2657 Chileno Valley Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6051
Grades: K-6
| 14 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Sonoma Mountain High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
299 Casa Grande Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-4738
Grades: 9-12
| 21 students
Rank: #1717.
Mcnear Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 52% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
605 Sunnyslope Ave.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4752
Grades: K-6
| 323 students
Rank: #1818.
Dunham Elementary School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4111 Roblar Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-5050
Grades: K-6
| 10 students
Rank: #1919.
Mary Collins Charter School At Cherry Valley
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1001 Cherry St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4740
Grades: K-8
| 411 students
Rank: #2020.
Loma Vista Immersion Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
207 Maria Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-4302
Grades: K-6
| 484 students
Rank: #2121.
Casa Grande High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
333 Casa Grande Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-4677
Grades: 9-12
| 1,725 students
Rank: #2222.
Kenilworth Junior High School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 Riesling Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-4710
Grades: 7-8
| 790 students
Rank: #2323.
Petaluma Junior High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
700 Bantam Way
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4724
Grades: 7-8
| 501 students
Rank: #2424.
La Tercera Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1600 Albin Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-4303
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
Rank: #2525.
Cinnabar Charter
Charter School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
286 Skillman Ln.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-4345
Grades: K-8
| 206 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Miwok Valley Elementary Charter
Charter School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1010 Saint Francis Dr.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 765-4304
Grades: K-6
| 307 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Valley Vista Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
730 N. Webster St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4762
Grades: K-6
| 215 students
Rank: #2828.
River Montessori Elementary Charter
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3880 Cypress Dr. Ste. B
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-6414
Grades: K-6
| 128 students
Rank: #2929.
San Antonio High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Vallejo St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4758
Grades: 9-12
| 75 students
Rank: #3030.
Two Rock Elementary School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5001 Spring Hill Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-6617
Grades: K-6
| 134 students
Rank: #3131.
Mcdowell Elementary School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29% )
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
421 S. Mcdowell Blvd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-4745
Grades: K-6
| 224 students
Rank: #3232.
South County Consortium
Special Education School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Douglas St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4641
Grades: K-12
| 145 students
Rank: n/an/a
286 Skillman Ln.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 765-4345
Grades: K
| 16 students
Rank: n/an/a
Liberty Independent Study
Charter School
170 Liberty Sch Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-4380
Grades: K-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
Liberty Primary
170 Liberty Sch Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-4380
Grades: K-1
| 48 students
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Petaluma, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
680 Sonoma Mountain Pkwy., San
Petaluma, CA 94953
(707) 778-4621
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1300 Hicks Valley Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-0045
Grades: K-6
| 8 students
1060 Corona Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 778-5060
Grades: K-8
| 83 students
Rise Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
500 Vallejo St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4758
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
700 Bantam Way
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4724
Grades: 6
| n/a students
5300 Red Hill Rd.
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 762-2047
Grades: K-6
| 12 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Petaluma, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Petaluma, CA include Petaluma Accelerated Charter, Liberty Elementary School and Wilson Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Petaluma, CA?
37 public schools are located in Petaluma, CA.
What percentage of students in Petaluma, CA go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Petaluma, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Petaluma, CA?
Petaluma, CA public schools minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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