Top 10 Best California Special Education Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 155 special education public schools serving 21,930 students in California.
The top ranked special education public schools in California are Alfonso B. Perez Special Education Center, Anderson and California Avenue Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
California special education public schools have an average math proficiency score of 10% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 12% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best California Special Education Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Alfonso B. Perez Special Education Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4540 Michigan Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
(323) 269-0681
Grades: K-12
| 286 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Anderson
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24302 E. Fourth St.
San Bernardino, CA 92410
(909) 388-6311
Grades: K-12
| 89 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
California Avenue Elementary School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
215 W. California Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 630-4870
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Central County Special Education Programs
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2964 Miranda Ave.
Alamo, CA 94507
(925) 837-6007
Grades: K-12
| 30 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Clearlake Creativity
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6945 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, CA 95422
(707) 262-4130
Grades: K-12
| 22 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Coastal Buttes
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
499 Marguerite St. Ste. A
Williams, CA 95987
(530) 473-1350
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Davila Day
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
540 G St.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 427-5626
Grades: K-8
| 33 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
East County Elementary Special Education
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4207 Delta Fair Blvd.
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 777-2000
Grades: K-12
| 42 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
East Hills Academy
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1791 Rock Mountain Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 656-2490
Grades: 7-12
| 80 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
308 Weymouth Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90732
(310) 548-1371
Grades: K-12
| 186 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Far East County Programs
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
850 Second St.
Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 634-0511
Grades: K-12
| 73 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Frank Lanterman
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2328 Saint James Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 749-8310
Grades: 6-12
| 52 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Highland
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2021 Highland Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94540
(510) 723-3845
Grades: K-12
| 25 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Irwin O. Addicott Elementary School
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2727 N. Cedar Ave.
Fresno, CA 93726
(559) 253-6640
Grades: K-7
| 51 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Joseph Pomeroy Widney Career Prep And Transition Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2302 S. Gramercy Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 731-8633
Grades: 6-12
| 323 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
La Vista Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4501 Bannister Rd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 971-5221
Grades: 6-12
| 60 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Magnolia Park
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1915 Monterey Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 558-4677
Grades: 6-12
| 23 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Merit Academy
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
La Mesa, CA 91944
(619) 956-0600
Grades: 9-12
| 67 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Modoc County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
139 Henderson St.
Alturas, CA 96101
(530) 233-7110
Grades: K-12
| 20 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
San Diego County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6401 Linda Vista Rd. Rm. 409
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-3774
Grades: K-12
| 40 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Sierra Vista
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5280 Stirling St.
Auburn, CA 95603
(916) 415-4400
Grades: K-12
| 12 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Sunset
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 N. Tonopah Ave.
La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 933-3200
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
Rank: #1 - 231. - 23.
Vista Adult Transition Center
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
325 E. Bobier Dr.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 758-3400
Grades: Inquire with school
| 112 students
Rank: #2424.
Lincoln Elementary School
Special Education School
Math: 37% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
440 N. Allyn
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 983-9803
Grades: K-6
| 551 students
Rank: #2525.
Sunrise (special Education)
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1861 Silverwood Dr.
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 687-0202
Grades: K-8
| 32 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
California School For The Blind
Special Education School
Magnet School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
500 Walnut Ave.
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 794-3800
Grades: K-12
| 40 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
Monarch Academy
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5082 Old Highway N.
Mariposa, CA 95338
(209) 742-0231
Grades: K-12
| 49 students
Rank: #26 - 2826. - 28.
West Sonoma County Consortium
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
462 Johnson St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 824-7911
Grades: K-12
| 38 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
Bridges Community Based School North County Consortium
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
9291 Old Redwood Hwy, Bldg. 50
Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 837-7727
Grades: K-12
| 45 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
College View
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 E. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91207
(818) 246-8363
Grades: K-12
| 110 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
Empower
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92022
(619) 588-3296
Grades: K-8
| 10 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
George Key
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
710 E. Golden Ave.
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 986-7170
Grades: K-12
| 120 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
Glenn County Special Education
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
311 S. Villa Ave.
Willows, CA 95988
(530) 934-6575
Grades: K-12
| 68 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
H. Glenn Richardson
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1069 Meadowlark Dr.
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 420-2300
Grades: K-12
| 49 students
Rank: #29 - 4929. - 49.
Mark Twain Special Center
Special Education School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
11802 Loara St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 663-6050
Grades: K-12
| 74 students
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