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The top ranked public schools in California state are listed below (2021).
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in California is 38%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 50%.
The top ranked public schools in California are Whitney (Gretchen) High School, Millikan Science Technical Engineering And Math (STEM) Magnet and La Jolla Elementary School. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Cupertino, La Canada Flintridge and Ladera Ranch.

Top Ranked Public Schools in California (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Whitney (Gretchen) High SchoolMath: 97% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-1216800 Shoemaker Ave.
    CerritosCA 90703
    (562) 229-7745

  • Rank: #22.
    Millikan Science Technical Engineering And Math (STEM) MagnetMagnet School
    Math: ≥99% | Reading: 97%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥99% (Top 1%) Reading: 97% (Top 1%)Math: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 97% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-125041 Sunnyslope Ave.
    Sherman OaksCA 91423
    (818) 528-1662

  • Rank: #33.
    La Jolla Elementary SchoolMath: 97% | Reading: 98%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 98% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 98% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51111 Marine St.
    La JollaCA 92037
    (858) 454-7196

  • Rank: #44.
    Oxford AcademyMath: 95% | Reading: ≥99%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥99% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-125172 Orange Ave.
    CypressCA 90630
    (714) 220-3055

  • Rank: #55.
    North Star AcademyMagnet School
    Math: 96% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 96% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 96% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 3-8400 Duane St.
    Redwood CityCA 94062
    (650) 482-2411

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    California Academy Of Mathematics And ScienceMagnet School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-121000 E. Victoria St., Bldg. Sa
    CarsonCA 90747
    (310) 243-2025

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Canyon Charter Elementary SchoolCharter School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5421 Entrada Dr.
    Santa MonicaCA 90402
    (310) 454-7510

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    ElkhornMath: 95% | Reading: 96%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 95% (Top 1%) Reading: 96% (Top 1%)Math: 95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 96% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 4-810505 N. Davis Rd.
    StocktonCA 95209
    (209) 953-8330

  • Rank: #99.
    William Faria Elementary SchoolMath: 97% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 97% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 97% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-510155 Barbara Ln.
    CupertinoCA 95014
    (408) 252-0706

  • Rank: #1010.
    Argonaut Elementary SchoolMath: 98% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 98% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 98% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-513200 Shadow Mountain Rd.
    SaratogaCA 95070
    (408) 867-4773

  • Rank: #11-1411.- 14.
    Petaluma Accelerated CharterMagnet School
    Charter School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 7-8110 Ellis St.
    PetalumaCA 94952
    (707) 778-4750

  • Rank: #11-1411.- 14.
    Roscomare Road Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-52425 Roscomare Rd.
    Los AngelesCA 90077
    (310) 472-9829

  • Rank: #11-1411.- 14.
    Teach Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 4-6165 Grand Ave.
    San Luis ObispoCA 93405
    (805) 596-4100

  • Rank: #11-1411.- 14.
    University High SchoolCharter School
    Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-122611 E. Matoian M/s Uh134
    FresnoCA 93740
    (559) 278-8263

  • Rank: #1515.
    Mission San Jose High SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 94% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-1241717 Palm Ave.
    FremontCA 94539
    (510) 657-3600

  • Rank: #1616.
    Pacific Rim Elementary SchoolMath: 93% | Reading: 95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 95% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51100 Camino De Las Ondas
    CarlsbadCA 92009
    (760) 331-6200

  • Rank: #1717.
    Valentine Elementary SchoolMath: 93% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51650 Hntngtn Dr.
    San MarinoCA 91108
    (626) 299-7090

  • Rank: #1818.
    Jack L. Weaver Elementary SchoolMath: 94% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-511872 Wembley Rd.
    Los AlamitosCA 90720
    (562) 799-4580

  • Rank: #1919.
    Riverside Stem AcademyMath: 92% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 5-124466 Mount Vernon Ave.
    RiversideCA 92507
    (951) 788-7308

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Bullis CharterCharter School
    Math: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-8102 W. Portola Ave.
    Los AltosCA 94022
    (650) 947-4939

  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Ocean AirMath: 93% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 93% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 93% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-611444 Canter Heights Dr.
    San DiegoCA 92130
    (858) 481-4040

  • Rank: #2222.
    Murdock-portal Elementary SchoolMath: 94% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 94% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51188 Wunderlich Dr.
    San JoseCA 95129
    (408) 973-8191

  • Rank: #2323.
    Mission San Jose Elementary SchoolMath: 92% | Reading: 93%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 93% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 93% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-643545 Bryant St.
    FremontCA 94539
    (510) 656-1200

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Beach Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5100 Lake Ave.
    OaklandCA 94611
    (510) 594-2666

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Cold Spring Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-62243 Sycamore Canyon Rd.
    Santa BarbaraCA 93108
    (805) 969-2678

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Manchester GateMagnet School
    Math: 92% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 2-62307 E. Dakota Ave.
    FresnoCA 93726
    (559) 248-7220

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Old Mill Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-5352 Throckmorton Ave.
    Mill ValleyCA 94941
    (415) 389-7727

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Opal Robinson Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-580 Morningside Dr.
    Manhattan BeachCA 90266
    (310) 318-5120

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Ormondale Elementary SchoolMath: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-3200 Shawnee Pass
    Portola ValleyCA 94028
    (650) 851-1777

  • Rank: #3030.
    Wonderland Avenue Elementary SchoolMagnet School
    Math: 89% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 89% (Top 1%) Reading: 94% (Top 1%)Math: 89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-58510 Wonderland Ave.
    Los AngelesCA 90046
    (323) 654-4401

  • Rank: #3131.
    Ethan B. Allen Elementary SchoolMath: 90% | Reading: 92%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 90% (Top 1%) Reading: 92% (Top 1%)Math: 90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 92% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-616200 Bushard St.
    Fountain ValleyCA 92708
    (714) 663-6228

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Accelerated Achievement AcademyMath: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 4-81151 Buena Vista Rd.
    HollisterCA 95023
    (831) 636-4460

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Covington Elementary SchoolMath: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 91% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-6205 Covington Rd.
    Los AltosCA 94024
    (650) 947-1100

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Dr. Tj Owens Gilroy Early College AcademyMath: 85-89% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-125055 Santa Teresa Blvd. Pb17
    GilroyCA 95020
    (408) 846-4909

  • Rank: #32-3532.- 35.
    Joaquin Miller Middle SchoolMath: 92% | Reading: 91%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 92% (Top 1%) Reading: 91% (Top 1%)Math: 92% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 91% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-86151 Rainbow Dr.
    San JoseCA 95129
    (408) 252-3755

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