Top 10 Best Salinas Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 46 public elementary schools serving 22,792 students in Salinas, CA.
The top ranked public elementary schools in Salinas, CA are Toro Park Elementary School, Lagunita Elementary 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 elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the California public elementary school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 45% statewide average). Elementary schools in Salinas have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public elementary schools.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Elementary Schools in Salinas, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Toro Park Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
22500 Portola Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-9691
Grades: K-3
| 327 students
Rank: #22.
Lagunita Elementary School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
975 San Juan Grade Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 449-2800
Grades: K-8
| 94 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
| 166 students
Rank: #44.
San Benancio Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
43 San Benancio Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 484-1172
Grades: 6-8
| 263 students
Rank: #55.
Wellington M. Smith Jr.
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1420 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 755-3979
Grades: 4-12
| 38 students
Rank: #66.
Buena Vista Middle School
(Math: 34% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
18250 Tara Dr.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 455-8936
Grades: 6-8
| 317 students
Rank: #77.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
705 Ca St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5625
Grades: K-6
| 535 students
Rank: #88.
Graves Elementary School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
15 Mcfadden Rd.
Salinas, CA 93908
(831) 422-6392
Grades: K-8
| 35 students
Rank: #99.
New Republic Elementary School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
636 Arcadia Way
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7246
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #1010.
Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
680 Las Casitas Dr.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5770
Grades: K-6
| 579 students
Rank: #1111.
Monte Bella Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Tuscany Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5700
Grades: K-6
| 835 students
Rank: #1212.
Laurel Wood Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 33%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
645 Larkin St.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 753-5620
Grades: K-6
| 425 students
Rank: #1313.
Alisal Community
(Math: 21% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1437 Del Monte Ave.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5720
Grades: K-6
| 562 students
Rank: #1414.
Monterey County Home Charter
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
901 Blanco Cir.
Salinas, CA 93912
(831) 755-0331
Grades: K-12
| 259 students
Rank: #1515.
Creekside Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1770 Kittery St.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5252
Grades: K-6
| 571 students
Rank: #1616.
John E. Steinbeck Elementary School
(Math: 20% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1714 Burlington Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5780
Grades: K-6
| 553 students
Rank: #1717.
Los Padres Elementary School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1130 John St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5630
Grades: K-6
| 697 students
Rank: #1818.
Mission Park Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
403 W. Acacia St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5635
Grades: K-6
| 592 students
Rank: #1919.
Monterey Park Elementary School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
410 San Miguel Ave.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5640
Grades: K-6
| 527 students
Rank: #2020.
University Park Elementary School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
833 W. Acacia St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5655
Grades: K-6
| 493 students
Rank: #2121.
Henry F. Kammann Elementary School
(Math: 21% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
521 Rochex St.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5665
Grades: K-6
| 706 students
Rank: #2222.
El Gabilan Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1256 Linwood Dr.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5660
Grades: K-6
| 570 students
Rank: #2323.
Gavilan View Middle School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
18250 Van Buren Ave.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7212
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #2424.
Boronda Elementary School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1114 Fontes Ln.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 784-2231
Grades: K-6
| 272 students
Rank: #2525.
Salinas City Virtual Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1210 Tyler St.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 753-5677
Grades: K-6
| 302 students
Rank: #2626.
La Joya Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
55 Rogge Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7216
Grades: K-5
| 527 students
Rank: #2727.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
120 Capitol St.
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 753-5645
Grades: K-6
| 508 students
Rank: #2828.
John Gutierrez Middle School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1031 Rogge Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 617 students
Rank: #2929.
Boronda Meadows
(Math: 18% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
915 Larkin St.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 784-5400
Grades: K-6
| 634 students
Rank: #3030.
Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1225 Towt St.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5224
Grades: K-6
| 682 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Mckinnon
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2100 Mckinnon
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 443-7224
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
North Monterey County Center For Independent Study
Alternative School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
17500 Pesante Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 633-7050
Grades: K-12
| 270 students
Rank: #3333.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
(Math: 13% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
925 N. Sanborn Rd.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 796-3916
Grades: K-6
| 603 students
Rank: #3434.
Prunedale Elementary School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
17719 Pesante Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-3963
Grades: K-6
| 637 students
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Frank Paul Elementary School
(Math: 13% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 Rider Ave.
Salinas, CA 93905
(831) 753-5740
Grades: K-6
| 658 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
1900 Independence Blvd.
Salinas, CA 93906
(831) 796-7810
Grades: 9-12
| 2,184 students
8515 Prunedale North Rd.
Salinas, CA 93907
(831) 663-1777
Grades: K-12
| 924 students
901 Blanco Cir.
Salinas, CA 93912
(831) 755-0300
Grades: 9-12
| 129 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public elementary schools in Salinas, CA?
The top ranked public elementary schools in Salinas, CA include Toro Park Elementary School, Lagunita Elementary School and Washington Elementary School.
How many public elementary schools are located in Salinas, CA?
46 public elementary schools are located in Salinas, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in Salinas, CA?
Salinas, CA public elementary schools minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public elementary schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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