Top 10 Best Santa Barbara Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 33 public schools serving 13,427 students in Santa Barbara, CA (there are 15 private schools, serving 2,672 private students). 83% of all K-12 students in Santa Barbara, CA are educated in public schools compared to the CA state average of 90%. Santa Barbara has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Santa Barbara, CA are Cold Spring Elementary School, Montecito Union and Foothill Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Barbara, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Santa Barbara have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Best Santa Barbara, CA Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Cold Spring Elementary School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2243 Sycamore Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-2678
Grades: K-6
| 178 students
Rank: #22.
Montecito Union
Math: 85% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
385 San Ysidro Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-3249
Grades: K-6
| 374 students
Rank: #33.
Foothill Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
711 Ribera Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 681-1268
Grades: K-6
| 345 students
Rank: #44.
Mountain View Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5465 Queen Anne Ln.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 681-1284
Grades: K-6
| 261 students
Rank: #55.
Monte Vista Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
730 N. Hope Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 687-5333
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
Rank: #66.
Washington Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
290 Lighthouse Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 965-6653
Grades: K-6
| 561 students
Rank: #77.
Vieja Valley Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
434 Nogal Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-1239
Grades: K-6
| 269 students
Rank: #88.
La Colina Junior High School
Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4025 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-4506
Grades: 7-8
| 888 students
Rank: #99.
Hope Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3970-a La Colina Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 563-2974
Grades: K-6
| 270 students
Rank: #1010.
Peabody Charter
Charter School
Math: 50% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3018 Calle Noguera
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-1172
Grades: K-6
| 715 students
Rank: #1111.
Hollister Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4950 Anita Ln.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 681-1271
Grades: K-6
| 297 students
Rank: #1212.
San Marcos Senior High School
Math: 43% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4750 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-4581
Grades: 9-12
| 2,028 students
Rank: #1313.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1111 E. Mason St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-4283
Grades: K-6
| 503 students
Rank: #1414.
Adams Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2701 Las Positas Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(805) 563-2515
Grades: K-6
| 545 students
Rank: #1515.
Santa Barbara Senior High School
Math: 37% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
700 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-9101
Grades: 9-12
| 2,185 students
Rank: #1616.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1990 Laguna St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 563-2062
Grades: K-6
| 480 students
Rank: #1717.
El Camino Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5020 San Simeon Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
(805) 692-5574
Grades: K-6
| 221 students
Rank: #1818.
Alta Vista Alternative High School
Alternative School
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 9-12
| 109 students
Rank: #1919.
La Cumbre Junior High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2255 Modoc Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 687-0761
Grades: 7-8
| 473 students
Rank: #2020.
Santa Barbara Junior High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
721 E. Cota St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-7751
Grades: 7-8
| 712 students
Rank: #2121.
Santa Barbara Community Academy
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
850 Portesuello Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 687-2081
Grades: K-6
| 246 students
Rank: #2222.
Harding University Partnership
Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 Robbins St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-8994
Grades: K-6
| 352 students
Rank: #2323.
Monroe Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
431 Flora Vista Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-7023
Grades: K-6
| 368 students
Rank: #2424.
Adelante Charter
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1102 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-7392
Grades: K-6
| 302 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Santa Barbara County Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
(805) 967-5307
Grades: 5-12
| 16 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Santa Barbara County Juvenile Court
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-5307
Grades: 5-12
| 21 students
Rank: #2727.
Cleveland Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
123 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-8873
Grades: K-6
| 283 students
Rank: #2828.
Mckinley Elementary School
Math: 9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Loma Alta Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 966-9926
Grades: K-6
| 272 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
La Cuesta Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
710 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Santa Barbara County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 964-4711
Grades: K-12
| 65 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alta Vista Alternative Junior High School
Alternative School
215 E. Ortega St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
4400 Cathedral Oaks Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93160
(805) 967-4711
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
1030 E. Yanonali St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-8685
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
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Santa Barbara, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Community Day (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
4025 Foothill Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
721 Cota St Rm. 153
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 896-2634
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
721 Cota St Rm. 153
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-7751
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
4025 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 683-3127
Grades: K-6
| 70 students
4750 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 967-4581
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
700 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-9101
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Po Box 6307
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 964-4711
Grades: K-12
| 274 students
430 East Gutierrez St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-7490
Grades: 9-12
| 1 students
430 East Gutierrez St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 965-7490
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
3412 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
(661) 272-1225
Grades: K-12
| 11 students

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