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For the 2021 school year, there are 62 public schools in Salinas, CA, serving 40,947 students. Salinas has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Salinas, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in Salinas have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Salinas, CA are Toro Park 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.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California public school average of 23:1.

Top Salinas, CA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Toro Park Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    22500 Portola Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93908
    (831) 484-9691

    Grades: K-3 | 386 students
  • San Benancio Middle School Math: 64% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    43 San Benancio Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93908
    (831) 484-1172

    Grades: 6-8 | 300 students
  • Washington Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    340 Corral De Tierra Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93908
    (831) 484-1331

    Grades: 4-5 | 204 students
  • 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
  • Buena Vista Middle School Math: 50% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    18250 Tara Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93908
    (831) 455-8936

    Grades: 6-8 | 346 students
  • 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
  • Graves Elementary School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    15 Mcfadden Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93908
    (831) 422-6392

    Grades: K-8 | 40 students
  • Salinas High School Math: 28% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    726 S. Main St.
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 796-7400

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,608 students
  • New Republic Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    636 Arcadia Way
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 443-7246

    Grades: K-5 | 624 students
  • John E. Steinbeck Elementary School Math: 33% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1714 Burlington Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 753-5780

    Grades: K-6 | 639 students
  • Laurel Wood Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    645 Larkin St.
    Salinas, CA 93907
    (831) 753-5620

    Grades: K-6 | 484 students
  • Mission Park Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    403 W. Acacia St.
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 753-5635

    Grades: K-6 | 699 students
  • Alisal Community Math: 32% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1437 Del Monte Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5720

    Grades: K-6 | 697 students
  • Lincoln Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    705 California St.
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 753-5625

    Grades: K-6 | 581 students
  • Everett Alvarez High School Math: 18% | Reading: 51%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1900 Independence Blvd.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 796-7800

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,645 students
  • Millennium Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    901 Blanco Cir.
    Salinas, CA 93912
    (831) 755-0300

    Grades: 9-12 | 147 students
  • Prunedale Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    17719 Pesante Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93907
    (831) 663-3963

    Grades: K-6 | 694 students
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School Math: 30% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1225 Towt St.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5224

    Grades: K-6 | 801 students
  • Monte Bella Elementary School Math: 26% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1300 Tuscany Blvd
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5700

    Grades: K-6 | 776 students
  • Washington Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    560 Iverson St.
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 796-7100

    Grades: 7-8 | 1,280 student
  • Alisal High School Math: 19% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    777 Williams Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 796-7600

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,838 students
  • North Salinas High School Math: 18% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    55 Kip Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 796-7500

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,216 students
  • Bolsa Knolls Middle School Math: 20% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1031 Rogge Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 443-3300

    Grades: 6-8 | 660 students
  • La Joya Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    55 Rogge Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 443-7216

    Grades: K-5 | 544 students
  • Creekside Elementary School Math: 25% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1770 Kittery St.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 753-5252

    Grades: K-6 | 667 students
  • La Paz Middle School Math: 25% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1300 N. Sanborn Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 796-7900

    Grades: 7-8 | 1,114 student
  • El Sausal Middle School Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1155 E. Alisal St.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 796-7200

    Grades: 7-8 | 1,102 student
  • Gavilan View Middle School Math: 18% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    18250 Vab Buren Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 443-7212

    Grades: 6-8 | 588 students
  • Oscar F. Loya Elementary School Math: 22% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1505 Cougar Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 751-1945

    Grades: K-6 | 716 students
  • Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    901 N. Sanborn Rd.
    Salinas, CA 93905
    (831) 753-5760

    Grades: K-6 | 832 students
  • Monterey County Home Charter Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    901 Blanco Cir.
    Salinas, CA 93912
    (831) 755-0331

    Grades: K-12 | 287 students
  • Monterey Park Elementary School Math: 23% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    410 San Miguel Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831) 753-5640

    Grades: K-6 | 556 students
  • Loma Vista Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    757 Sausal Dr.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 753-5670

    Grades: K-6 | 556 students
  • Henry F. Kammann Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    521 Rochex St.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 753-5665

    Grades: K-6 | 792 students
  • Natividad Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1465 Modoc Ave.
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831) 753-5675

    Grades: K-6 | 659 students
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