2010 City Rankings - California Elementary Schools

The city rankings were calculated by taking the standardized tests used by California to determine the proficiency level across varying grades and subjects for elementary schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all elementary schools in each city and ordered from highest to lowest. The tests and subjects used to determine the percentile ranks can be found below. Learn more about how rankings are determined.

CST Exams Used To Determine Rankings

  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST Mathematics
  • CST Science
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2009
2299Williams, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 376
58.54 1860
3969San Diego, California
Elementary Schools: 166 | Total Enrollment: 83,625
Three elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award58.29 3943
2314Durham, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 437
58.25 1811
2316Acton, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 420
58.22 1819
4695Santa Barbara, California
Elementary Schools: 21 | Total Enrollment: 8,635
58.19 4640
2331Morro Bay, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
58.08 1827
1714Norco, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,070
57.81 1335
2044Grover Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,458
57.70 1523
2949Los Osos, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 772
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award57.70 2541
2347Fall River Mills, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 279
57.69 1759
1537Monrovia, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,629
57.59 1212
1948Grass Valley, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 3,179
57.59 1673
2659South El Monte, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,152
57.53 2166
2364Rio Oso, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 167
57.48 1831
1857Simi Valley, California
Elementary Schools: 26 | Total Enrollment: 14,380
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award57.48 1809
2367Quartz Hill, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 981
57.45 1787
4865Petaluma, California
Elementary Schools: 20 | Total Enrollment: 6,941
Two elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award57.12 4749
3208Carpinteria, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 915
56.90 2795
2413Capistrano Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 524
56.73 1965
3119Monterey, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,179
56.59 2866
2422Georgetown, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 484
56.56 1933
1564American Canyon, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,611
56.34 1214
2780Chino, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 7,332
56.32 2738
1315Rancho Cucamonga, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,775
56.29 1005
2444Edwards, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 815
56.10 2089
3277Ridgecrest, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,521
56.10 2945
2456Kings Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 244
56.09 1778
2526Julian, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,394
56.03 1918
2952Coarsegold, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,033
56.01 2441
1618Galt, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,596
56.00 1246
2462Idyllwild, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 318
55.96 1820
3390La Quinta, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,751
55.93 2931
4161Lincoln, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,565
55.79 3861
1591Westminster, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,098
55.70 1309
2482Soulsbyville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 532
55.67 2020
4119Sausalito, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 319
55.65 3746
321San Jose, California
Elementary Schools: 132 | Total Enrollment: 75,740
Two elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award55.64 318
2268Ventura, California
Elementary Schools: 17 | Total Enrollment: 7,864
Two elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award55.61 2180
2487Sutter Creek, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 354
55.57 1920
1876Wildomar, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,710
55.52 1367
1089Long Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 48 | Total Enrollment: 34,929
55.41 1058
2508Del Rey, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 269
55.39 1952
3964Buena Park, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 7,707
55.30 3804
3233Morgan Hill, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 4,103
55.21 2992
2521Knights Ferry, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 134
55.19 2060
2530Oakhurst, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 334
55.11 1984
3737Atascadero, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,113
55.06 3344
2545Descanso, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 114
54.95 2179
3453Jackson, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 699
54.93 2934
2552Wheatland, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 410
54.89 2011
1061Felton, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 886
54.77 747
2275Hughson, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 904
54.77 1822
3553Garden Grove, California
Elementary Schools: 36 | Total Enrollment: 20,068
Three elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award54.67 3445
2573Elverta, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 165
54.55 1863
2577Montara, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 429
54.51 2121
2578Plymouth, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 217
54.51 1971
2930Paso Robles, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,077
54.41 2481
4392Lake Elsinore, California
Elementary Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 5,740
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award54.26 4226
2605El Dorado, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
54.20 2045
3617Rosemead, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,067
54.07 3198
2615Tuolumne, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 379
53.96 2160
2866Canyon Country, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,733
53.95 2549
2623Cool, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 519
53.82 2195
503San Pedro, California
Elementary Schools: 11 | Total Enrollment: 5,724
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award53.71 392
2263Oceanside, California
Elementary Schools: 23 | Total Enrollment: 14,259
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award53.62 2034
4077Pinedale, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 981
53.59 3696
2645Yountville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 169
53.43 2255
2686Sanger, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 3,849
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award53.41 2390
3161Beaumont, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,697
53.39 2661
4023Arcata, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,182
53.29 3695
1505Pasadena, California
Elementary Schools: 14 | Total Enrollment: 7,807
53.18 1208
2819Windsor, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,077
53.12 2422
2668Scotia, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
53.09 2099
3513Duarte, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,116
53.02 3156
5047Redwood City, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,802
53.02 5045
4252Santa Rosa, California
Elementary Schools: 37 | Total Enrollment: 16,081
52.96 4200
685San Mateo, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 5,432
52.96 607
1982Kerman, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,599
52.95 1507
2317Chowchilla, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,260
52.95 1854
5079Campbell, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,840
52.82 4888
2826Lawndale, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,495
52.68 2347
1736Auburn, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,918
52.62 1266
2687Fort Jones, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 145
52.57 2271
385Tustin, California
Elementary Schools: 11 | Total Enrollment: 5,973
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award52.47 329
3041Orcutt, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,226
52.33 2765
3187Snelling, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 161
52.32 2716
2704Ferndale, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 330
52.31 2177
5148Apple Valley, California
Elementary Schools: 11 | Total Enrollment: 7,590
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award52.31 4905
2706Maxwell, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 273
52.28 2071
2713Ahwahnee, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 310
52.17 2191
2080Beale Afb, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 460
52.10 1703
2742Alviso, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 489
51.81 2166
3137San Francisco, California
Elementary Schools: 75 | Total Enrollment: 27,705
Three elementary schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award51.78 3038
3501Phelan, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,142
51.70 3337
1869Paradise, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,503
51.65 1610
2759Courtland, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 190
51.43 2224
574South Lake Tahoe, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,759
51.29 469
2767Boron, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 347
51.25 2001
2770Rainbow, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 221
51.22 2202
3441Hercules, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,306
51.12 3105
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