Top 10 Best Salinas Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 62 public schools serving 40,947 students in Salinas, CA. Salinas has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Salinas, CA are Graves Elementary School, San Benancio Middle School and Washington Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Salinas, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 26% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 38% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Salinas have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Salinas, CA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Graves Elementary School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Mcfadden Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 422-6392
Grades: K-8
| 40 students
Rank: #22.
San Benancio Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(3)
43 San Benancio Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-1172
Grades: 6-8
| 300 students
Rank: #33.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
340 Corral De Tierra Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-1331
Grades: 4-5
| 204 students
Rank: #44.
Buena Vista Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
18250 Tara Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 455-8936
Grades: 6-8
| 346 students
Rank: #55.
Toro Park Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
22500 Portola Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-9691
Grades: K-3
| 386 students
Rank: #66.
Lagunita Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
975 San Juan Grade Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 449-2800
Grades: K-8
| 98 students
Rank: #77.
Lincoln Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
705 California St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5625
Grades: K-6
| 581 students
Rank: #88.
Carr Lake Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10 Sherwood Pl.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7700
Grades: 7-12
| 17 students
Rank: #99.
John E. Steinbeck Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1714 Burlington Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5780
Grades: K-6
| 639 students
Rank: #1010.
Alisal Community
Math: 37% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1437 Del Monte Ave.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5720
Grades: K-6
| 697 students
Rank: #1111.
Salinas High School
Math: 31% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
726 S. Main St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 796-7400
Grades: 9-12
| 2,608 students
Rank: #1212.
Mission Park Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
403 W. Acacia St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5635
Grades: K-6
| 699 students
Rank: #1313.
New Republic Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
636 Arcadia Way
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7246
Grades: K-5
| 624 students
Rank: #1414.
North Salinas High School
Math: 25% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
55 Kip Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,216 students
Rank: #1515.
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1225 Towt St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5224
Grades: K-6
| 801 students
Rank: #1616.
Laurel Wood Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
645 Larkin St.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 753-5620
Grades: K-6
| 484 students
Rank: #1717.
Prunedale Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
17719 Pesante Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-3963
Grades: K-6
| 694 students
Rank: #1818.
Wellington M. Smith Junior
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1420 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-3979
Grades: 4-12
| 56 students
Rank: #1919.
Washington Middle School
Math: 27% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
560 Iverson St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 796-7100
Grades: 7-8
| 1,280 students
Rank: #2020.
Oscar F. Loya Elementary School
Math: 30% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1505 Cougar Dr.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 751-1945
Grades: K-6
| 716 students
Rank: #2121.
La Joya Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Rogge Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7216
Grades: K-5
| 544 students
Rank: #2222.
Creekside Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1770 Kittery St.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5252
Grades: K-6
| 667 students
Rank: #2323.
Monterey County Home Charter
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
901 Blanco Cir.
Salinas, CA 93912
(831) 755-0331
Grades: K-12
| 287 students
Rank: #2424.
Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
901 N. Sanborn Rd.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5760
Grades: K-6
| 832 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Mckinnon
Math: 27% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 Mckinnon
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7224
Grades: K-5
| 492 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Monte Bella Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Tuscany Blvd
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5700
Grades: K-6
| 776 students
Rank: #2727.
Alisal High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
777 Williams Rd.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 796-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,838 students
Rank: #2828.
Monterey Park Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
410 San Miguel Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5640
Grades: K-6
| 556 students
Rank: #2929.
Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School
Math: 28% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
680 Las Casitas Dr.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5770
Grades: K-6
| 799 students
Rank: #3030.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Capitol St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5645
Grades: K-6
| 621 students
Rank: #3131.
Boronda Elementary School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1114 Fontes Ln.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 784-2231
Grades: K-6
| 142 students
Rank: #3232.
Bolsa Knolls Middle School
Math: 18% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1031 Rogge Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 660 students
Rank: #3333.
El Sausal Middle School
Math: 26% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1155 E. Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 796-7200
Grades: 7-8
| 1,102 students
Rank: #3434.
Gavilan View Middle School
Math: 17% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
18250 Vab Buren Ave.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7212
Grades: 6-8
| 588 students
Rank: #3535.
Frank Paul Elementary School
Math: 27% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Rider Ave.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5740
Grades: K-6
| 817 students
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Salinas, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1121-a Baldwin St.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-6080
Grades: K-6
| 18 students
1114 Fontes Ln.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 751-3142
Grades: 4-7
| 6 students
8515 Prunedale North Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-1777
Grades: K-12
| 924 students

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