Top 10 Best San Marcos Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 21,582 students in San Marcos, CA. San Marcos has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Marcos, CA are San Elijo Elementary School, Double Peak and Paloma Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Marcos, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in San Marcos have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Marcos, CA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
San Elijo Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(2)
1615 Schhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2600
Grades: K-5
| 1,079 students
Rank: #22.
Double Peak
Math: 70% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
111 San Elijo Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2340
Grades: K-8
| 1,146 students
Rank: #33.
Paloma Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
660 Camino Magnifico
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2199
Grades: K-5
| 911 students
Rank: #44.
Discovery Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
730 Applewilde Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2077
Grades: K-5
| 652 students
Rank: #55.
San Elijo Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1600 Schhouse Way
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2800
Grades: 6-8
| 1,933 students
Rank: #66.
Richland Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
910 Borden Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2400
Grades: K-5
| 767 students
Rank: #77.
Knob Hill Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1825 Knob Hill Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2080
Grades: K-5
| 833 students
Rank: #88.
San Marcos High School
Math: 44% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(1)
1615 San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 3,338 students
Rank: #99.
Woodland Park Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1270 Rock Springs Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2455
Grades: 6-8
| 1,377 students
Rank: #1010.
Twin Oaks Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 Cassou Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2588
Grades: K-5
| 670 students
Rank: #1111.
Mission Hills High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1 Mission Hills Ct.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,547 students
Rank: #1212.
San Marcos Middle School
Math: 31% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
650 W. Mission Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,239 students
Rank: #1313.
San Marcos Elementary School
Math: 34% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Tiger Way
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2430
Grades: K-5
| 785 students
Rank: #1414.
Foothills High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
158 Cassou Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2544
Grades: 9-12
| 54 students
Rank: #1515.
Alvin M. Dunn Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3697 La Mirada Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 290-2000
Grades: K-6
| 780 students
Rank: #1616.
North Coastal Consortium Schools
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
255 Pico Ave. Rm. 220
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 761-5110
Grades: K-12
| 89 students
Rank: #1717.
Twin Oaks High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
158 Cassou Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 290-2555
Grades: 9-12
| 166 students
Community Collaborative Charter
Charter School
32248 Crown Valley Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: K-12
| 2,030 students
1782 La Costa Meadows Dr., Ste
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: K-12
| 99 students
1782 La Costa Meadows Dr., Ste
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: K-12
| 232 students
County Collaborative Charter
Charter School
3291 Buckman Springs Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: K-12
| 32 students
Pathways Academy Charter
Charter School
31505 Old River Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: K-12
| 384 students
Pathways Academy Charter Adult Education
Charter School
1782 La Costa Meadows Dr., Ste
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 494-9646
Grades: 9-12
| 50 students
Pivot Charter School - San Diego
Charter School
1030 La Bonita Dr. Ste. 100
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 591-0217
Grades: K-12
| 236 students
Taylion San Diego Academy
Charter School
100 N. Rancho Sante Fe Rd. #1
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 295-5564
Grades: K-12
| 153 students
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San Marcos, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1175 Linda Vista Dr.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(760) 471-0847
Grades: K-12
| 95 students
255 Pico Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069
(619) 671-5130
Grades: 6-12
| 336 students
255 Pico Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 671-5280
Grades: 7-12
| 120 students
255 Pico Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 671-5280
Grades: 7-12
| 65 students
255 Pico Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 671-5280
Grades: 7-12
| 115 students
255 Pico Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 671-5130
Grades: K-12
| 44 students
29680 Lakeview Ave.
San Marcos, CA 92078
(877) 544-1429
Grades: K-12
| 101 students
158 Cassou Rd.
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-9700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

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