Top 10 Best Santa Clara County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 407 public schools serving 235,913 students in Santa Clara County, CA (there are 256 private schools, serving 54,189 private students). 81% of all K-12 students in Santa Clara County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%). Santa Clara County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
The top ranked public schools in Santa Clara County, CA are Dr. Tj Owens Gilroy Early College Academy, Millikin Elementary School and William Faria Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santa Clara County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Santa Clara County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Santa Clara County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dr. Tj Owens Gilroy Early College Academy
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Pb17
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 846-4909
Grades: 9-12
| 289 students
Rank: #22.
Millikin Elementary School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 96%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
615 Hobart Terrace
Santa Clara, CA 95051
(408) 423-1800
Grades: K-5
| 505 students
Rank: #33.
William Faria Elementary School
(Math: 98% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10155 Barbara Ln.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-0706
Grades: K-5
| 651 students
Rank: #44.
Murdock-portal Elementary School
(Math: 96% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1188 Wunderlich Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 973-8191
Grades: K-5
| 551 students
Rank: #55.
Lynbrook High School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1280 Johnson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 366-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,781 students
Rank: #66.
Argonaut Elementary School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13200 Shadow Mountain Rd.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-4773
Grades: K-5
| 343 students
Rank: #77.
Bullis Charter
Charter School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 93%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
102 W. Portola Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 947-4100
Grades: K-8
| 1,067 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Herbert Hoover Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
445 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 320-8106
Grades: K-5
| 372 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Springer Elementary School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 92%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1120 Rose Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 943-4200
Grades: K-6
| 388 students
Rank: #1010.
Oak Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 93% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1501 Oak Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 237-3900
Grades: K-6
| 313 students
Rank: #1111.
Joaquin Miller Middle School
(Math: 91% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6151 Rainbow Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-3755
Grades: 6-8
| 1,104 students
Rank: #1212.
John F. Kennedy Middle School
(Math: 89% | Reading: 90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
821 Bubb Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 253-1525
Grades: 6-8
| 949 students
Rank: #1313.
Covington Elementary School
(Math: 90% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
205 Covington Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 947-1100
Grades: K-6
| 446 students
Rank: #1414.
R. I. Meyerholz Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6990 Melvin Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-7450
Grades: K-5
| 699 students
Rank: #1515.
L. P. Collins Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10300 Blaney Ave.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-6002
Grades: K-5
| 502 students
Rank: #1616.
Blue Hills Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
12300 De Sanka Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 257-9282
Grades: K-5
| 280 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
21710 Mcclellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 252-4798
Grades: K-5
| 484 students
Rank: #17 - 1817. - 18.
Sam H. Lawson Middle School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10401 Vista Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 919 students
Rank: #1919.
Monta Vista High School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
21840 Mcclellan Rd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 366-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,839 students
Rank: #2020.
Stevenson Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
750 San Pierre Way
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 903-6950
Grades: K-5
| 437 students
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Amy Imai Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
253 Martens Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
(650) 526-3490
Grades: K-5
| 412 students
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1711 Stanford Ave.
Stanford, CA 94305
(650) 856-1622
Grades: K-5
| 378 students
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Montclaire Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1160 St. Joseph Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 967-9388
Grades: K-5
| 388 students
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Stevens Creek Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
10300 Ainsworth Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 245-3312
Grades: K-5
| 387 students
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Williams Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1150 Rajkovich Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6196
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #2626.
Georgina P. Blach Junior High School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1120 Covington Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94024
(650) 934-3800
Grades: 7-8
| 418 students
Rank: #2727.
Redwood Middle School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
13925 Fruitvale Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-3042
Grades: 6-8
| 675 students
Rank: #2828.
Palo Alto High School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
50 Embarcadero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 329-3701
Grades: 9-12
| 2,010 students
Rank: #2929.
Marshall Lane Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
14114 Marilyn Ln.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 364-4259
Grades: K-5
| 454 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Henry M. Gunn High School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
780 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 354-8200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,868 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Juana Briones Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4100 Orme St.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-0877
Grades: K-5
| 263 students
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Saratoga High School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20300 Herriman Ave.
Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-3411
Grades: 9-12
| 1,248 students
Rank: #3333.
C. B. Eaton Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
20220 Suisun Dr.
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 255-2848
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #3434.
Ellen Fletcher Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
655 Arastradero Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 856-9810
Grades: 6-8
| 506 students
Rank: #3535.
Carlton Elementary School
(Math: 87% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2421 Carlton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-1141
Grades: K-5
| 628 students
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Santa Clara County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
4955 Edenview Dr.
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 226-2350
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
1990 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 493-5929
Grades: 5-8
| 98 students
819 West Iowa Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 522-9230
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students
3002 Leigh Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 979-8210
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
1601 Cunningham Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 780-0831
Grades: 5-8
| 358 students
9300 Wren Ave.
Gilroy, CA 95020
(408) 848-5161
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1039 Garden St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 325-1460
Grades: 9-12
| 202 students
5200 Dent Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 780-0690
Grades: K
| 87 students
5200 Dent Ave.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 265-8455
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
420 Allegan Cir.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 227-4260
Grades: K-6
| 477 students
2086 Clarke St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-2881
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
25890 Fremont Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 941-3880
Grades: K-6
| 341 students
85 Tilton Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 779-5241
Grades: K-6
| 296 students
2055 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 272-7664
Grades: 10-12
| 22 students
4115 Jacksol Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-8597
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2223 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 626-3409
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
155 N. Third St.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 364-4200
Grades: K-8
| 598 students
295 W. Cherry Ln.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 364-4222
Grades: 7-8
| 363 students
505 Escuela Ave
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 964-7555
Grades: K-5
| 338 students
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-6700
Grades: 8
| 121 students
2450 Ralmar St.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(650) 329-6700
Grades: 4-8
| 514 students
1970 Cinderella Ln.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 928-7100
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
1720 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 928-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 229 students
4849 Pearl Ave
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 647-4441
Grades: 9-12
| 60 students
2105 Forest Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 947-2852
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Community Day (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
2945 Van Sansul Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 341-7000
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
1331 E. Calaveras Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
(408) 635-2690
Grades: 9-10
| 17 students
2280 Kenwood Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 998-6219
Grades: K-2
| 430 students
706 W. Julian St.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6000
Grades: 7-12
| 26 students
1460 Colt Way
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 270-4964
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1621 Gold St
Alviso, CA 95002
(408) 942-7000
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
830 North Capitol Ave.
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 347-5410
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
258 Sunol St., Mc 331
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 573-3250
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
9530 N. Monterey Rd.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(408) 779-5221
Grades: 5-6
| 161 students
4849 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6036
Grades: K-5
| 314 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Santa Clara County, CA?
How many public schools are located in Santa Clara County, CA?
407 public schools are located in Santa Clara County, CA.
What percentage of students in Santa Clara County, CA go to public school?
81% of all K-12 students in Santa Clara County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Santa Clara County, CA?
Santa Clara County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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