Top 10 Best Santee Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 8,903 students in Santee, CA (there are 3 private schools, serving 97 private students). 99% of all K-12 students in Santee, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Santee, CA are Sycamore Canyon Elementary School, Rio Seco Elementary School and Carlton Oaks Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Santee, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Santee have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Santee, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sycamore Canyon Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10201 Settle Rd.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-5400
Grades: K-6
| 341 students
Rank: #22.
Rio Seco Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9545 Cuyamaca St.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-5500
Grades: K-8
| 932 students
Rank: #33.
Carlton Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9353 Wethersfield Rd.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-4500
Grades: K-8
| 821 students
Rank: #44.
Santee Alternative
Alternative School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10250 El Nopal
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-2490
Grades: K-8
| 70 students
Rank: #55.
West Hills High School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8756 Mast Blvd.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-0400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,618 students
Rank: #66.
Santee Success Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
10280 N. Magnolia Ave.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-2453
Grades: K-8
| 3 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Carlton Hills Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9353 Pike Rd.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 258-3400
Grades: K-8
| 606 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Chet F. Harritt Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8120 Arlette St.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 258-4800
Grades: K-8
| 598 students
Rank: #99.
Pride At Prospect Avenue
(Math: 41% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9303 Prospect Ave.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-5200
Grades: K-8
| 595 students
Rank: #1010.
Cajon Park Elementary School
(Math: 38% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
10300 Magnolia Ave.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-2400
Grades: K-8
| 883 students
Rank: #1111.
Santana High School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9915 N. Magnolia Ave.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-0211
Grades: 9-12
| 1,754 students
Rank: #1212.
Hill Creek Elementary School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9665 Jeremy St.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-5000
Grades: K-8
| 682 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Santee, California

Santee, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
10445 Mission Gorge Rd.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 956-5300
Grades: K-8
| 559 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Santee, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Santee, CA include Sycamore Canyon Elementary School, Rio Seco Elementary School and Carlton Oaks Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Santee, CA?
12 public schools are located in Santee, CA.
What percentage of students in Santee, CA go to public school?
99% of all K-12 students in Santee, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Santee, CA?
Santee, CA public schools minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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