Top 10 Best Wilmington Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 8,966 students in Wilmington, CA (there are 2 private schools, serving 450 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Wilmington, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Wilmington, CA are Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, Harry Bridges Span and Broad Avenue Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Wilmington, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in Wilmington have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Wilmington, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1111 Figueroa Pl.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-3932
Grades: 9-12
| 443 students
Rank: #22.
Harry Bridges Span
(Math: 33% | Reading: 49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1235 Brd. Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 522-5400
Grades: K-8
| 1,111 students
Rank: #33.
Broad Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 31% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
24815 Brd. Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 835-3118
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #44.
Wilmington Park Elementary School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1140 Mahar Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 518-7460
Grades: K-5
| 515 students
Rank: #55.
Wilmington Mid Sci Tech Engr Arts Math (Steam) Magnet
Alternative School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 Gulf Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 847-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,347 students
Rank: #66.
Gulf Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
828 W. L St.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 835-3157
Grades: K-5
| 659 students
Rank: #77.
Phineas Banning Senior High School
(Math: 12% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1527 Lakme Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 847-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 2,505 students
Rank: #88.
George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 26%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
500 N. Island Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 847-1400
Grades: K-8
| 638 students
Rank: #99.
Hawaiian Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
540 Hawaiian Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 830-1151
Grades: K-5
| 536 students
Rank: #1010.
Dan M. Issacs Avalon High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1425 N. Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 549-2112
Grades: 9-12
| 51 students
Rank: #1111.
Scholarship Prep - South Bay
Charter School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
24910 S. Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(424) 251-9089
Grades: K-8
| 321 students
Rank: #1212.
Fries Avenue Elementary School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1301 Fries Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 834-6431
Grades: K-5
| 364 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Wilmington, California

Wilmington, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1527 Lakme Ave.
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 847-3734
Grades: 9-12
| 544 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Wilmington, CA?
How many public schools are located in Wilmington, CA?
12 public schools are located in Wilmington, CA.
What percentage of students in Wilmington, CA go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Wilmington, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Wilmington, CA?
Wilmington, CA public schools minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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