Top 10 Best San Carlos Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 2,998 students in San Carlos, CA (there are 3 private schools, serving 406 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in San Carlos, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). San Carlos has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Carlos, CA are White Oaks Elementary School, Brittan Acres Elementary School and Mariposa. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Carlos, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 75% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 81% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in San Carlos have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in San Carlos, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
White Oaks Elementary School
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1901 White Oak Way
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7317
Grades: K-3
| 244 students
Rank: #22.
Brittan Acres Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2000 Belle Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7307
Grades: K-3
| 321 students
Rank: #33.
Mariposa
(Math: 82% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 832-4201
Grades: 4-5
| 304 students
Rank: #44.
Arundel Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
200 Arundel Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7311
Grades: K-3
| 353 students
Rank: #55.
Heather Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2757 Melendy Dr.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7303
Grades: K-3
| 266 students
Rank: #66.
San Carlos Charter Learning Center
Charter School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7343
Grades: K-8
| 370 students
Rank: #77.
Arroyo
(Math: 76% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1710 Arroyo Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 632-8300
Grades: 4-5
| 279 students
Rank: #88.
Central Middle School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
757 Cedar St.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7321
Grades: 6-8
| 416 students
Rank: #99.
Tierra Linda Middle School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
750 Dartmouth Ave.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 508-7370
Grades: 6-8
| 445 students
Rank: n/an/a
San Carlos Student Services Preschool
Special Education School
1200 Industrial Rd. Unit 9
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 590-5947
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in San Carlos, California

San Carlos, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Aspire Public Schools 1564 Lau
San Carlos, CA 94070
(650) 329-2811
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1599 Industrial Rd.
San Carlos, CA 94070
(209) 591-5400
Grades: 9-12
| 135 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Carlos, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Carlos, CA include White Oaks Elementary School, Brittan Acres Elementary School and Mariposa. San Carlos has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
How many public schools are located in San Carlos, CA?
10 public schools are located in San Carlos, CA.
What percentage of students in San Carlos, CA go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in San Carlos, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Carlos, CA?
San Carlos, CA public schools minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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