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For the 2021 school year, there are 420 public schools serving 272,499 students in Santa Clara County, CA. 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 William Faria Elementary School, Argonaut Elementary School and Bullis Charter. 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 56% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 50% 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 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Santa Clara County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    William Faria Elementary School Math: 97% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10155 Barbara Ln.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 252-0706

    Grades: K-5 | 691 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Argonaut Elementary School Math: 98% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    13200 Shadow Mountain Rd.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 867-4773

    Grades: K-5 | 343 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Bullis Charter Charter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    102 W. Portola Ave.
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    (650) 947-4939

    Grades: K-8 | 879 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Murdock-portal Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1188 Wunderlich Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 973-8191

    Grades: K-5 | 576 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Covington Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    205 Covington Rd.
    Los Altos, CA 94024
    (650) 947-1100

    Grades: K-6 | 580 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Dr. Tj Owens Gilroy Early College Academy Math: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Pb17
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    (408) 846-4909

    Grades: 9-12 | 288 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Joaquin Miller Middle School Math: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    6151 Rainbow Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 252-3755

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,251 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Lynbrook High School Math: 89% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1280 Johnson Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 366-7700

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,848 student
  • Rank: #99.
    Williams Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1150 Rajkovich Way
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6196

    Grades: K-5 | 679 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School Math: 93% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1101 Strayer Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 253-2850

    Grades: K-5 | 414 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Oak Avenue Elementary School Math: 88% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1501 Oak Ave.
    Los Altos, CA 94024
    (650) 237-3900

    Grades: K-6 | 409 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Saratoga High School Math: 88% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    20300 Herriman Ave.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 867-3411

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,354 student
  • Rank: #1313.
    Blue Hills Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    12300 De Sanka Ave.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 257-9282

    Grades: K-5 | 319 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Herbert Hoover Elementary School Math: 94% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    445 E. Charleston Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 320-8106

    Grades: K-5 | 397 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Millikin Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    615 Hobart Terrace
    Santa Clara, CA 95051
    (408) 423-1800

    Grades: K-5 | 532 students
  • Rank: #16-1916.- 19.
    John F. Kennedy Middle School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    821 Bubb Rd.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 253-1525

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,289 student
  • Rank: #16-1916.- 19.
    L. P. Collins Elementary School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10300 Blaney Ave.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 252-6002

    Grades: K-5 | 717 students
  • Rank: #16-1916.- 19.
    Monta Vista High School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    21840 Mcclellan Rd.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 366-7600

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,370 students
  • Rank: #16-1916.- 19.
    Redwood Middle School Math: 90% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    13925 Fruitvale Ave.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 867-3042

    Grades: 6-8 | 822 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Stevenson Elementary School Math: 90-94% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    750b San Pierre Way
    Mountain View, CA 94043
    (650) 903-6950

    Grades: K-5 | 391 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Georgina P. Blach Junior High School Math: 87% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1120 Covington Rd.
    Los Altos, CA 94024
    (650) 934-3800

    Grades: 7-8 | 517 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Sam H. Lawson Middle School Math: 91% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    10401 Vista Dr.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 255-7500

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,228 student
  • Rank: #2323.
    Saratoga Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    14592 Oak St.
    Saratoga, CA 95070
    (408) 867-3476

    Grades: K-5 | 342 students
  • Rank: #24-2624.- 26.
    Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    480 E. Meadow Dr.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 856-5188

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,202 student
  • Rank: #24-2624.- 26.
    Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1711 Stanford Ave.
    Stanford, CA 94305
    (650) 856-1622

    Grades: K-5 | 442 students
  • Rank: #24-2624.- 26.
    Springer Elementary School Math: 87% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1120 Rose Ave.
    Mountain View, CA 94040
    (650) 943-4200

    Grades: K-6 | 495 students
  • Rank: #27-2927.- 29.
    Frank L. Huff Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    253 Martens Ave.
    Mountain View, CA 94040
    (650) 526-3490

    Grades: K-5 | 605 students
  • Rank: #27-2927.- 29.
    Henry M. Gunn High School Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    780 Arastradero Rd.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 354-8200

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,008 students
  • Rank: #27-2927.- 29.
    Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 90%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4121 Mackin Woods Ln.
    San Jose, CA 95135
    (408) 223-4873

    Grades: K-6 | 721 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Juana Briones Elementary School Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    4100 Orme St.
    Palo Alto, CA 94306
    (650) 856-0877

    Grades: K-5 | 314 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    R. I. Meyerholz Elementary School Math: 92% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6990 Melvin Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95129
    (408) 252-7450

    Grades: K-5 | 764 students
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    Graystone Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6982 Shearwater Dr.
    San Jose, CA 95120
    (408) 535-6317

    Grades: K-5 | 582 students
  • Rank: #32-3332.- 33.
    William Regnart Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1170 Yorkshire Dr.
    Cupertino, CA 95014
    (408) 253-5250

    Grades: K-5 | 481 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Duveneck Elementary School Math: 89% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    705 Alester Ave.
    Palo Alto, CA 94303
    (650) 322-5946

    Grades: K-5 | 430 students
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Montclaire Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 88%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1160 St. Joseph Ave.
    Los Altos, CA 94024
    (650) 967-9388

    Grades: K-5 | 429 students
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