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
955San 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 Award58.29 929
2314Durham, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 437
58.25 1811
2316Acton, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 420
58.22 1819
2811Santa Barbara, California
Elementary Schools: 21 | Total Enrollment: 8,635
58.19 2756
2331Morro Bay, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
58.08 1827
2877Norco, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,070
57.81 2498
3094Grover Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,458
57.70 2573
1865Los 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 1457
2347Fall River Mills, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 279
57.69 1759
2572Monrovia, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,629
57.59 2247
1526Grass Valley, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 3,179
57.59 1251
2136South El Monte, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,152
57.53 1643
2364Rio Oso, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 167
57.48 1831
3958Simi 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 3910
2367Quartz Hill, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 981
57.45 1787
2582Petaluma, 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 2466
1740Carpinteria, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 915
56.90 1327
2413Capistrano Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 524
56.73 1965
1469Monterey, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,179
56.59 1216
2422Georgetown, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 484
56.56 1933
3802American Canyon, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,611
56.34 3452
534Chino, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 7,332
56.32 492
1947Rancho Cucamonga, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,775
56.29 1637
2444Edwards, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 815
56.10 2089
1858Ridgecrest, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,521
56.10 1526
2456Kings Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 244
56.09 1778
2526Julian, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,394
56.03 1918
2043Coarsegold, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,033
56.01 1532
4322Galt, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,596
56.00 3950
2462Idyllwild, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 318
55.96 1820
2005La Quinta, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,751
55.93 1546
1275Lincoln, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,565
55.79 975
4187Westminster, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,098
55.70 3905
2482Soulsbyville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 532
55.67 2020
1218Sausalito, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 319
55.65 845
2619San 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 2616
1851Ventura, 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 1763
2487Sutter Creek, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 354
55.57 1920
2441Wildomar, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,710
55.52 1932
3227Long Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 48 | Total Enrollment: 34,929
55.41 3196
2508Del Rey, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 269
55.39 1952
3948Buena Park, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 7,707
55.30 3788
1314Morgan Hill, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 4,103
55.21 1073
2521Knights Ferry, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 134
55.19 2060
2530Oakhurst, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 334
55.11 1984
2028Atascadero, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,113
55.06 1635
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
4489Felton, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 886
54.77 4175
2275Hughson, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 904
54.77 1822
3414Garden 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 3306
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
2220Paso Robles, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,077
54.41 1771
2907Lake 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 2741
2605El Dorado, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
54.20 2045
1496Rosemead, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,067
54.07 1077
2615Tuolumne, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 379
53.96 2160
1425Canyon Country, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,733
53.95 1108
2623Cool, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 519
53.82 2195
4694San 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 4583
2875Oceanside, 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 2646
1430Pinedale, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 981
53.59 1049
2645Yountville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 169
53.43 2255
2390Sanger, 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 2094
1915Beaumont, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,697
53.39 1415
2495Arcata, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,182
53.29 2167
4539Pasadena, California
Elementary Schools: 14 | Total Enrollment: 7,807
53.18 4242
3051Windsor, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,077
53.12 2654
2668Scotia, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
53.09 2099
2715Duarte, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,116
53.02 2358
1063Redwood City, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,802
53.02 1061
1723Santa Rosa, California
Elementary Schools: 37 | Total Enrollment: 16,081
52.96 1671
4775San Mateo, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 5,432
52.96 4697
2491Kerman, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,599
52.95 2016
2847Chowchilla, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,260
52.95 2384
625Campbell, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,840
52.82 434
1565Lawndale, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,495
52.68 1086
4469Auburn, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,918
52.62 3999
2687Fort Jones, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 145
52.57 2271
4467Tustin, 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 4411
3483Orcutt, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,226
52.33 3207
3187Snelling, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 161
52.32 2716
2704Ferndale, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 330
52.31 2177
2614Apple 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 2371
2706Maxwell, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 273
52.28 2071
2713Ahwahnee, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 310
52.17 2191
3462Beale Afb, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 460
52.10 3085
2742Alviso, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 489
51.81 2166
3099San 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 3000
3945Phelan, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,142
51.70 3781
3382Paradise, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,503
51.65 3123
2759Courtland, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 190
51.43 2224
5294South Lake Tahoe, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,759
51.29 5189
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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