Top 10 Best San Rafael Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 9,640 students in San Rafael, CA. San Rafael has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in San Rafael, CA are Dixie Elementary School, Mary E. Silveira Elementary School and Sun Valley 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 45% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 51% 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 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best San Rafael, CA Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dixie Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1175 Idylberry Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3730
Grades: K-5
| 406 students
Rank: #22.
Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
375 Blackstone Dr.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3741
Grades: K-5
| 433 students
Rank: #33.
Sun Valley Elementary School
Math: 73% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
75 Happy Ln
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2440
Grades: K-5
| 501 students
Rank: #44.
Glenwood Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
25 Castlewood Dr
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2430
Grades: K-5
| 417 students
Rank: #55.
Vallecito Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
50 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3750
Grades: K-5
| 510 students
Rank: #66.
Miller Creek Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2255 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3760
Grades: 6-8
| 632 students
Rank: #77.
Coleman Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 Belle Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2420
Grades: K-5
| 401 students
Rank: #88.
Terra Linda High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
320 Nova Albion Way
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,241 students
Rank: #99.
Laurel Dell Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
225 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2317
Grades: K-5
| 203 students
Rank: #1010.
Marin's Community
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 491-0581
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
Rank: #1111.
James B. Davidson Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
280 Woodland Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2400
Grades: 6-8
| 1,203 students
Rank: #1212.
San Rafael High School
Math: 29% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Third St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2330
Grades: 9-12
| 1,333 students
Rank: #1313.
Venetia Valley K-8
Math: 29% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
177 N. San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3150
Grades: K-8
| 711 students
Rank: #1414.
Short Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
35 Marin St.
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-3793
Grades: K-5
| 200 students
Rank: #1515.
Bahia Vista Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
125 Bahia Way
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2415
Grades: K-5
| 561 students
Rank: #1616.
Madrone High Continuation
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
185 Mission Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2435
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: #1717.
San Pedro Elementary School
Math: 18% | Reading: 14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
498 Point San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94901
(415) 485-2450
Grades: K-5
| 533 students
Rank: #1818.
Marin County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 499-5850
Grades: K-12
| 201 students
Marin County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
16 Jeannette Prandi Way
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 499-5818
Grades: 7-12
| 9 students
Marin County Rop
Vocational School
1111 Las Gallinas Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 499-5892
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Old Gallinas
251 N. San Pedro Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 492-3220
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Phoenix Academy
Alternative School
Charter School
1111 Las Gallinas Ave
San Rafael, CA 94913
(415) 491-0581
Grades: 9-12
| 6 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

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