Top 10 Best San Rafael Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 21 public schools serving 8,912 students in San Rafael, CA (there are 15 private schools, serving 2,210 private students). 80% of all K-12 students in San Rafael, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in San Rafael, CA are Sun Valley Elementary School, Miller Creek Middle School and Glenwood Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Rafael, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 38% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in San Rafael have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in San Rafael, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sun Valley Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
75 Happy Ln.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2440
Grades: K-5
| 461 students
Rank: #22.
Miller Creek Middle School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2255 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3760
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Glenwood Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
25 Castlewood Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2430
Grades: K-5
| 304 students
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Lucas Valley Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1175 Idylberry Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3730
Grades: K-5
| 336 students
Rank: #55.
Vallecito Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
50 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3750
Grades: K-5
| 397 students
Rank: #66.
Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
375 Blackstone Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3741
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
Rank: #77.
Marin's Community
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 491-0581
Grades: 7-12
| 33 students
Rank: #88.
Terra Linda High School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
320 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,200 students
Rank: #99.
Coleman Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
800 Belle Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2420
Grades: K-5
| 370 students
Rank: #1010.
James B. Davidson Middle School
(Math: 29% | Reading: 45%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
280 Woodland Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,079 students
Rank: #1111.
San Rafael High School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 46%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Third St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,287 students
Rank: #1212.
Laurel Dell Elementary School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
225 Woodland Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2317
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #1313.
Venetia Valley K-8
(Math: 21% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
177 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3150
Grades: K-8
| 683 students
Rank: #1414.
Bahia Vista Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Bahia Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2415
Grades: K-5
| 580 students
Rank: #1515.
Marin County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: 11-19% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 491-6612
Grades: K-12
| 209 students
Rank: #1616.
San Pedro Elementary School
(Math: 14% | Reading: 8%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
498 Point San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2450
Grades: K-5
| 507 students
Rank: #1717.
Madrone High Continuation
Alternative School
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
185 Mission Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2435
Grades: 9-12
| 121 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marin County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
16 Jeannette Prandi Way
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 491-0581
Grades: 7-12
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
Marin County Rop
Vocational School
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 499-5892
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Old Gallinas
251 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3220
Grades: K
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
Phoenix Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 491-0581
Grades: 7-12
| 39 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in San Rafael, California

San Rafael, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
251 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3205
Grades: K-1
| n/a students
150 Lovell
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 492-3231
Grades: 7-12
| 10 students
35 Marin St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-3793
Grades: K-5
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Rafael, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Rafael, CA include Sun Valley Elementary School, Miller Creek Middle School and Glenwood Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in San Rafael, CA?
21 public schools are located in San Rafael, CA.
What percentage of students in San Rafael, CA go to public school?
80% of all K-12 students in San Rafael, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Rafael, CA?
San Rafael, CA public schools minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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