Top 10 Best Riverside Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 104 public schools serving 73,287 students in Riverside, CA (there are 32 private schools, serving 6,419 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in Riverside, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Riverside, CA are Emerson Elementary School, Frank Augustus Miller Middle School and Highland Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Riverside, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 23% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Riverside have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Riverside, CA Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Emerson Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4660 Ottawa Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7462
Grades: K-6
| 611 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Frank Augustus Miller Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17925 Krameria Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 789-8181
Grades: 7-8
| 900 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Highland Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Highlander Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7292
Grades: K-6
| 613 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Jackson Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4585 Jackson St.
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 352-8211
Grades: K-6
| 669 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Mark Twain Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
19411 Krameria Ave.
Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 789-8170
Grades: K-6
| 981 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Matthew Gage Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6400 Lincoln Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7350
Grades: 7-8
| 933 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Mira Loma Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5051 Steve St.
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 360-2883
Grades: 7-8
| 693 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Pachappa Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6200 Riverside Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7355
Grades: K-6
| 634 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Patriot High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4355 Camino Real
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 361-6500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,542 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Victoria Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2910 Arlington Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7441
Grades: K-6
| 479 students
Rank: #1 - 111. - 11.
Washington Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2760 Jane St.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7305
Grades: K-6
| 796 students
Rank: #1212.
Pedley Elementary School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5871 Hudson St.
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 360-2793
Grades: K-6
| 729 students
Rank: #1313.
Come Back Kids
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3939 13th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 826-6461
Grades: 9-12
| 377 students
Rank: #1414.
Sierra Middle School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4950 Central Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 788-7501
Grades: 7-8
| 792 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Riverside County Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3939 13th St.
Riverside, CA 92502
(951) 826-6464
Grades: 7-12
| 105 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Riverside County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3939 13th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 826-6464
Grades: K-12
| 88 students
Rank: n/an/a
Abraham Lincoln Continuation
Alternative School
4341 Victoria Ave.
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7371
Grades: 9-12
| 174 students
Rank: n/an/a
8362 Colorado Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 352-6709
Grades: K-6
| 468 students
Rank: n/an/a
2433 Central Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7451
Grades: K-6
| 649 students
Rank: n/an/a
3350 Fillmore St.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1635
Grades: K-5
| 519 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alvord Alternative Continuation High School
Alternative School
10368 Campbell Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 509-6021
Grades: 9-12
| 121 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alvord Continuation High School
Alternative School
3606 Pierce St.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1715
Grades: 9-12
| 136 students
Rank: n/an/a
20202 Aptos St.
Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 697-5700
Grades: 7-8
| 821 students
Rank: n/an/a
Arizona Middle School
11045 Arizona Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1675
Grades: 6-8
| 912 students
Rank: n/an/a
5891 Rutland Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1600
Grades: K-5
| 455 students
Rank: n/an/a
Arlington High School
2951 Jackson St.
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 352-8316
Grades: 9-12
| 1,922 students
Rank: n/an/a
19661 Orange Terrace Pkwy.
Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 571-6502
Grades: K-6
| 772 students
Rank: n/an/a
4324 Third St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 788-7453
Grades: K-6
| 315 students
Rank: n/an/a
California School For The Deaf-riverside
Special Education School
3044 Horace St.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 248-7700
Grades: K-12
| 298 students
Rank: n/an/a
4655 Camino Real
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 360-2714
Grades: K-6
| 764 students
Rank: n/an/a
6201 Shaker Dr.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7460
Grades: K-6
| 627 students
Rank: n/an/a
Central Middle School
4795 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7282
Grades: 7-8
| 616 students
Rank: n/an/a
Chemawa Middle School
8830 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 352-8244
Grades: 7-8
| 800 students
Rank: n/an/a
10850 Collett Ave.
Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1605
Grades: K-5
| 544 students
6401 Lincoln Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 276-7670
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
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Riverside, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3800 Main St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 824-1358
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
4800 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8931
Grades: 9-12
| 35 students
4011 14th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 788-7374
Grades: K-6
| 288 students
4466 Mt. Vernon Ave
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-7308
Grades: K-6
| 309 students
6401 Lincoln Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
(909) 276-7670
Grades: 9-12
| 158 students
9191 Colorado Ave.
Riverside, CA 92503
(951) 683-0553
Grades: K-6
| 241 students
6836 34th St.
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 360-2818
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Riverside County Education Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
Charter School
13730 Perris Blvd.
Riverside, CA 92502
(951) 826-6602
Grades: 9-12
| 260 students
44-801 Golf Center Pkwy.
Riverside, CA 92501
(760) 863-3111
Grades: 9-12
| 100 students
3939 13th St.
Riverside, CA 92502
(951) 826-6464
Grades: K-12
| 93 students
4041 Pacific Ave.
Riverside, CA 92509
(951) 222-7739
Grades: 7-12
| 19 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Riverside, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Riverside, CA include Emerson Elementary School, Frank Augustus Miller Middle School and Highland Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Riverside, CA?
104 public schools are located in Riverside, CA.
What percentage of students in Riverside, CA go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in Riverside, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Riverside, CA?
Riverside, CA public schools minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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