Top 10 Best Ridgecrest Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 5,094 students in Ridgecrest, CA (there are 5 private schools, serving 451 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Ridgecrest, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Ridgecrest, CA are Burroughs High School, Gateway Elementary School and Las Flores Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Ridgecrest, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Ridgecrest have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Ridgecrest, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Burroughs High School
(Math: 28% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 E. French St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,480 students
Rank: #22.
Gateway Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 S. Gateway
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1850
Grades: K-5
| 367 students
Rank: #33.
Las Flores Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
720 W. Las Flores
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1860
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #44.
Richmond Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
348 Rowe St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1840
Grades: K-5
| 403 students
Rank: #55.
Faller Elementary School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 W. Upjohn St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1690
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #66.
Murray Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
200 E. Drummond Ave.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1820
Grades: 6-8
| 703 students
Rank: #77.
James Monroe Middle School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
340 W. Church St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1830
Grades: 6-8
| 513 students
Rank: #88.
Mesquite Continuation High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
140 W. Drummond
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1810
Grades: 9-12
| 98 students
Rank: #99.
Ridgecrest Elementary For Language Music And Sci
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
325 S. Downs St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 375-1010
Grades: K-6
| 168 students
Rank: #1010.
Pierce Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
674 N. Gold Canyon
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1670
Grades: K-5
| 317 students
Rank: n/an/a
1327 N. Norma St.
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
(760) 499-1703
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Ridgecrest, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Ridgecrest, CA include Burroughs High School, Gateway Elementary School and Las Flores Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Ridgecrest, CA?
11 public schools are located in Ridgecrest, CA.
What percentage of students in Ridgecrest, CA go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Ridgecrest, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Ridgecrest, CA?
Ridgecrest, CA public schools minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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