Top 10 Best California Special Education Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 156 special education public schools serving 21,962 students in California.
The top ranked special education public schools in California are Alfonso B. Perez Special Education Center, Central County Special Education Programs and Clearlake Creativity. 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 9% (versus the California public school average of 38%), and reading proficiency score of 12% (versus the 50% 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).

Top California Special Education Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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 student
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    Empower Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    165 Roanoke Rd.
    El Cajon, CA 92022
    (619) 588-3296

    Grades: K-8 | 10 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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 | 108 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: 8-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    George Key Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    710 E. Golden Ave.
    Placentia, CA 92870
    (714) 986-7170

    Grades: K-12 | 120 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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 | 95 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    Sacramento County Ed Special Education Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    10474 Mather Blvd.
    Sacramento, CA 95826
    (916) 228-2380

    Grades: K-12 | 37 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    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: #1-211.- 21.
    Tehama County Special Education Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    900 Palm St.
    Red Bluff, CA 96080
    (530) 527-8581

    Grades: K-12 | 44 students
  • Rank: #1-211.- 21.
    Victress Bower School For Exceptional Students Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1250 W. Parkridge Ave.
    Norco, CA 92860
    (951) 736-4646

    Grades: K-12 | 47 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    College View Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 E. Mountain St.
    Glendale, CA 91207
    (818) 246-8363

    Grades: K-12 | 110 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Lincoln Elementary School Special Education School
    Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    440 N. Allyn
    Ontario, CA 91764
    (909) 983-9803

    Grades: K-6 | 551 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    California School For The Blind Special Education School
    Magnet School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 Walnut Ave.
    Fremont, CA 94536
    (510) 794-3800

    Grades: K-12 | 40 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    East Hills Academy Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1791 Rock Mountain Rd.
    Chula Vista, CA 91913
    (619) 656-2490

    Grades: 7-12 | 80 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Rincon Valley Partnership Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 Yulupa Ave.
    Santa Rosa, CA 95405
    (707) 575-5879

    Grades: K-6 | 67 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    Siskiyou County Special Education Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    609 S. Gold St.
    Yreka, CA 96097
    (530) 842-8432

    Grades: K-12 | 95 students
  • Rank: #24-2824.- 28.
    West Sonoma County Consortium Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    462 Johnson St.
    Sebastopol, CA 95472
    (707) 824-7911

    Grades: K-12 | 38 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Triton Academy Special Education School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    700 Temple Ave.
    Camarillo, CA 93012
    (805) 384-0205

    Grades: 3-12 | 80 students
  • Rank: #30-4930.- 49.
    Alessandro Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    23311 Dracaea Ave.
    Moreno Valley, CA 92553
    (951) 571-4510

    Grades: K-12 | 44 students
  • Rank: #30-4930.- 49.
    Anderson Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    24302 E. Fourth St.
    San Bernardino, CA 92410
    (909) 388-6311

    Grades: K-12 | 89 students
  • Rank: #30-4930.- 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: #30-4930.- 49.
    Davila Day Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    540 G St.
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    (619) 427-5626

    Grades: K-8 | 33 students
  • Rank: #30-4930.- 49.
    East County Elementary Special Education Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4207 Delta Fair Blvd.
    Antioch, CA 94509
    (925) 777-2000

    Grades: K-12 | 42 students
  • Rank: #30-4930.- 49.
    Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center Special Education School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    308 Weymouth Ave.
    San Pedro, CA 90732
    (310) 548-1371

    Grades: K-12 | 186 students
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