Top 10 Best California Special Education Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 155 special education public schools serving 19,470 students in California.
The top ranked special education public schools in California are Modoc County Special Education, Sierra Vista and Bases Learning Center. 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 8% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 10% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Special Education Public Schools in California (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Modoc County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
139 Henderson St.
Alturas, CA 96101
(530) 233-7110
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: #22.
Sierra Vista
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5280 Stirling St.
Auburn, CA 95603
(916) 415-4414
Grades: K-12
| 13 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Bases Learning Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2775 Yard St.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 532-5844
Grades: 1-12
| 17 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Bridges Community Based School North County Consortium
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9291 Old Redwood Hwy Bldg. 500
Windsor, CA 95492
(707) 837-7727
Grades: K-12
| 51 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
California Avenue Elementary School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
215 W. Ca Ave.
Vista, CA 92084
(760) 630-4870
Grades: K-8
| 13 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Canyon Hills
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
260 S. Imperial Hwy.
Anaheim, CA 92807
(714) 997-6171
Grades: K-12
| 132 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Charles Leroy Lowman Special Educational And Career Transition Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
12827 Saticoy St.
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(818) 765-3404
Grades: K-12
| 123 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Clearlake Creativity
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6945 Old Highway 53
Clearlake, CA 95422
(707) 995-9523
Grades: K-12
| 24 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
College View
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1700 E. Mountain St.
Glendale, CA 91207
(818) 246-8363
Grades: K-12
| 132 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Danbury Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1745 Lynoak Dr.
Claremont, CA 91711
(909) 398-0335
Grades: K-8
| 30 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Davila Day
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
540 G St.
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 427-5626
Grades: K-8
| 26 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
East Hills Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1791 Rock Mountain Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 656-2490
Grades: 7-12
| 61 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Empower
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
165 Roanoke Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92022
(619) 588-3296
Grades: K-8
| 15 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
H. Glenn Richardson
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1069 Meadowlark Dr.
Fairfield, CA 94533
(707) 420-2300
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Joseph Pomeroy Widney Career Prep And Transition Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2302 S. Gramercy Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 731-8633
Grades: 11-12
| 251 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Mark Twain Special Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11802 Loara St.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 663-6050
Grades: K-12
| 68 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Merit Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1600 N. Cuyamaca St.
La Mesa, CA 91944
(619) 956-0600
Grades: 9-12
| 67 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Ralph Richardson Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4848 Cottage Way
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 971-7411
Grades: K-12
| 57 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
San Diego County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6401 Linda Vista Rd. Rm. 409
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 292-3774
Grades: K-12
| 39 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
San Luis County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3360 Ed Dr.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 593-3186
Grades: K-12
| 19 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Santa Cruz County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
400 Encinal St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 466-5700
Grades: K-12
| 102 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Success Learning Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
13530 Aviation Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 725-2101
Grades: K-12
| 21 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Sunrise (Special Education)
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1861 Silverwood Dr.
Concord, CA 94519
(925) 687-0202
Grades: K-8
| 21 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Sunset
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
800 N. Tonopah Ave.
La Puente, CA 91744
(626) 933-3200
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
Thompson Elementary School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4544 Maxson Rd.
El Monte, CA 91732
(626) 443-2613
Grades: K-8
| 10 students
Rank: #3 - 263. - 26.
West Sonoma County Consortium
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
462 Johnson St.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
(707) 824-7911
Grades: K-12
| 32 students
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Calaveras County Special Education (Selpa)
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
185 S. Main St.
Altaville, CA 95221
(209) 736-6020
Grades: K-12
| 16 students
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Lassen County Special Education
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
472-013 Johnstonville Rd. N.
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 257-2196
Grades: K-12
| 9 students
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Mt. Burney Special Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
37577 Mountain View Rd.
Burney, CA 96013
(530) 335-3852
Grades: K-12
| 5 students
Rank: #3030.
Reach Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
230 Jamacha Rd.
La Mesa, CA 91944
(619) 588-3580
Grades: 9-12
| 18 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Elite Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
230 Jamacha Blvd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 588-3545
Grades: 9-12
| 44 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Esperanza Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
25121 Pradera Dr.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 830-5470
Grades: 7-12
| 74 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
Florence E. Rata
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1373 W. Mesa Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711
(559) 451-4585
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
Rank: #31 - 3431. - 34.
James J. Mcbride Special Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3960 Centinela Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 391-0568
Grades: 6-12
| 138 students
Rank: #35 - 4235. - 42.
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: 9-12
| 240 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked special education public schools in California?
The top ranked special education public schools in California include Modoc County Special Education, Sierra Vista and Bases Learning Center.
How many special education public schools are located in California?
155 special education public schools are located in California.
What is the racial composition of students in California?
California special education public schools minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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