Top 10 Best Santa Barbara County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 125 public schools serving 69,113 students in Santa Barbara County, CA. Santa Barbara County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Santa Barbara County, CA are Cold Spring Elementary School, Ballard Elementary School and Montecito Union. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Barbara County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Santa Barbara County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Santa Barbara County Public Schools (2022)

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
| 170 students
Rank: #22.
Ballard Elementary School
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2425 Sch St.
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-4812
Grades: K-6
| 131 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 410 students
Rank: #44.
Summerland Elementary School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
135 Valencia Ave.
Summerland, CA 93067
(805) 969-1011
Grades: K-5
| 63 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 476 students
Rank: #66.
Jonata Middle School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
301 Second St.
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-4222
Grades: 6-8
| 168 students
Rank: #77.
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
| 321 students
Rank: #88.
Carpinteria Family
Alternative School
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1480 Linden Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4141
Grades: K-5
| 73 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 308 students
Rank: #1010.
Washington Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
290 Lighthouse Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
(805) 965-6653
Grades: K-6
| 581 students
Rank: #1111.
Los Olivos Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2540 Alamo Pintado Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 688-4025
Grades: K-8
| 139 students
Rank: #1212.
Kellogg Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
475 Cambridge Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 681-1277
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
Rank: #1313.
Solvang Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
565 Atterdag Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 697-4701
Grades: K-8
| 600 students
Rank: #1414.
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
| 343 students
Rank: #1515.
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
| 901 students
Rank: #1616.
Brandon Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
195 Brandon Dr.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 571-3770
Grades: K-6
| 412 students
Rank: #1717.
Crestview Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Utah Ave.
Lompoc, CA 93438
(805) 742-2050
Grades: K-6
| 525 students
Rank: #1818.
Isla Vista Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6875 El Colegio Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 685-4418
Grades: K-6
| 473 students
Rank: #1919.
Santa Ynez Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3325 Pine St.
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-7310
Grades: 1-8
| 170 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
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
| 312 students
Rank: #20 - 2120. - 21.
Santa Barbara Charter
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(3)
6100 Stow Canyon Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-6522
Grades: K-8
| 287 students
Rank: #2222.
Goleta Valley Junior High School
Math: 53% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6100 Stow Canyon Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-3486
Grades: 7-8
| 803 students
Rank: #2323.
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
| 427 students
Rank: #2424.
Ellwood Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7686 Hollister Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 571-3774
Grades: K-6
| 394 students
Rank: #2525.
Orcutt Academy Charter
Charter School
Math: 48% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Dyer St.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8900
Grades: K-12
| 776 students
Rank: #2626.
Joe Nightingale Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
255 Winter Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8650
Grades: K-6
| 741 students
Rank: #2727.
Aliso Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4545 Carpinteria Ave.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4539
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #2828.
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
| 2,100 students
Rank: #2929.
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
| 554 students
Rank: #3030.
Pine Grove Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1050 E. Rice Ranch Rd.
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8800
Grades: K-6
| 527 students
Rank: #3131.
Dos Pueblos Senior High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7266 Alameda Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 968-2541
Grades: 9-12
| 2,057 students
Rank: #3232.
Carpinteria Senior High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4810 Foothill Rd.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4107
Grades: 9-12
| 612 students
Rank: #3333.
Santa Ynez Valley Union High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2975 E. Highway 246
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 688-6487
Grades: 9-12
| 933 students
Rank: #3434.
Oak Valley Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
595 Second St.
Buellton, CA 93427
(805) 688-6992
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #3535.
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
| 562 students
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Santa Barbara County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4010 Jupiter Ave
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 742-3150
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Community Day (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
4025 Foothill Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 966-0883
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
7268 Alameda Ave.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 685-7899
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
320 North J St.
Lompoc, CA 93438
(805) 742-2550
Grades: 6-8
| 393 students
7421 Mirano Dr.
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 571-3772
Grades: K-6
| 325 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
2540 Alamo Pintado Ave.
Los Olivos, CA 93441
(805) 693-5933
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Mountain View Blvd.
Lompoc, CA 93438
(805) 742-2400
Grades: K-5
| 182 students
5241 Eighth St.
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-4153
Grades: 1-6
| 260 students
610 Pinal St
Santa Maria, CA 93455
(805) 938-8550
Grades: K-6
| 488 students
4025 Foothill Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
(805) 683-3127
Grades: K-6
| 70 students
313 N. 9th St.
Lompoc, CA 93436
(805) 964-4710
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
402 Farnel Rd., Ste. M
Santa Maria, CA 93458
(805) 964-4710
Grades: 9-12
| n/a 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
6100 Stow Canyon Rd
Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 967-6522
Grades: 6-8
| 65 students
565 Atterdag Rd.
Solvang, CA 93463
(805) 688-5112
Grades: 5-8
| 316 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
3491 Point Sal Rd.
Casmalia, CA 93429
(805) 937-6515
Grades: K-8
| 15 students

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