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For the 2021 school year, there are 235 public schools serving 148,281 students in San Jose, CA. San Jose has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Jose, CA are Murdock-portal Elementary School, Joaquin Miller Middle School and Lynbrook High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Jose, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 50% statewide average). Schools in San Jose have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top San Jose, CA Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Murdock-portal Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1188 Wunderlich Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 973-8191

    Grades: K-5 | 576 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Joaquin Miller Middle School Math: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6151 Rainbow Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 252-3755

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,251 student
  • Rank: #33.
    Lynbrook High School Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1280 Johnson Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 366-7700

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,848 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Williams Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1150 Rajkovich Way
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6196

    Grades: K-5 | 679 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1101 Strayer Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 253-2850

    Grades: K-5 | 414 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4121 Mackin Woods Ln.
    San Jose, CA 95135
    (408) 223-4873

    Grades: K-6 | 721 students
  • Rank: #77.
    R. I. Meyerholz Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6990 Melvin Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 252-7450

    Grades: K-5 | 764 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Graystone Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6982 Shearwater Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6317

    Grades: K-5 | 582 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Forest Hill Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 83% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4450 Mccoy Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95130
    (408) 364-4279

    Grades: K-5 | 646 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Silver Oak Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5000 Farnsworth Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95138
    (408) 223-4515

    Grades: K-6 | 620 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    John Muir Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6560 Hanover Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 252-5265

    Grades: K-5 | 358 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3701 Rue Mirassou Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95148
    (408) 223-4560

    Grades: K-6 | 631 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Guadalupe Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6044 Vera Cruz Dr
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 268-1030

    Grades: K-5 | 598 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Chaboya Middle School Math: 81% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3276 Cortona Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95135
    (408) 270-6900

    Grades: 7-8 | 1,106 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Country Lane Elementary School Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    5140 Country Ln.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 874-3400

    Grades: K-5 | 623 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    James Franklin Smith Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2220 Woodbury Ln.
    San Jose, CA 95121
    (408) 532-2150

    Grades: K-6 | 683 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Oster Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1855 Lencar Way
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 266-8121

    Grades: K-5 | 629 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Carlton Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2421 Carlton Ave
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 356-1141

    Grades: K-5 | 694 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Steindorf Steam K-8 Magnet Magnet School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3001 Ross Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 377-3022

    Grades: K-8 | 479 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Evergreen Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3010 Fowler Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95135
    (408) 270-4966

    Grades: K-6 | 768 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Simonds Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6515 Grapevine Way
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6251

    Grades: K-5 | 673 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Noddin Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1755 Gilda Way
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 356-2126

    Grades: K-5 | 644 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Los Alamitos Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6130 Silberman Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6297

    Grades: K-5 | 737 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Bret Harte Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7050 Bret Harte Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6270

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,227 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Union Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2130 Los Gatos-almaden Rd
    San Jose, CA 95124
    (408) 371-0366

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,005 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Evergreen Valley High School Math: 72% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    3300 Quimby Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95148
    (408) 347-7000

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,932 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Ruskin Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1401 Turlock Ln.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 923-1950

    Grades: K-5 | 602 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    University Preparatory Academy Charter Charter School
    Math: 69% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2315 Canoas Garden Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95125
    (408) 723-1839

    Grades: 7-12 | 656 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Northwood Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2760 E. Trimble Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 923-1940

    Grades: K-5 | 567 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Easterbrook Discovery Math: 71% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4835 Doyle Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 874-3500

    Grades: K-8 | 959 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Booksin Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1590 Dry Creek Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95125
    (408) 535-6213

    Grades: K-5 | 869 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Discovery Charter Charter School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4021 Teale Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95117
    (408) 243-9800

    Grades: K-8 | 567 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Gussie M. Baker Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4845 Bucknall Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95130
    (408) 874-3200

    Grades: K-5 | 671 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Dartmouth Middle School Math: 67% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5575 Dartmouth Dr
    San Jose, CA 95118
    (408) 264-1122

    Grades: 6-8 | 952 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Piedmont Hills High School Magnet School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1377 Piedmont Rd.
    San Jose, CA 95132
    (408) 347-3800

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,144 students
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