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
2543San 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 2517
2314Durham, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 437
58.25 1811
2316Acton, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 420
58.22 1819
746Santa Barbara, California
Elementary Schools: 21 | Total Enrollment: 8,635
58.19 691
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
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
2572Monrovia, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,629
57.59 2247
2319Grass Valley, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 3,179
57.59 2044
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
2991Simi 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 2943
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
3119Monterey, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,179
56.59 2866
2422Georgetown, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 484
56.56 1933
2176American Canyon, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,611
56.34 1826
1839Chino, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 7,332
56.32 1797
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
2405Julian, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,394
56.03 1797
2043Coarsegold, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,033
56.01 1532
2149Galt, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,596
56.00 1777
2462Idyllwild, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 318
55.96 1820
2005La Quinta, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,751
55.93 1546
2191Lincoln, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,565
55.79 1891
1263Westminster, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,098
55.70 981
2482Soulsbyville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 532
55.67 2020
1218Sausalito, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 319
55.65 845
2159San 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 2156
1551Ventura, 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 1463
2487Sutter Creek, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 354
55.57 1920
2441Wildomar, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,710
55.52 1932
431Long Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 48 | Total Enrollment: 34,929
55.41 400
2508Del Rey, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 269
55.39 1952
1871Buena Park, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 7,707
55.30 1711
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
2656Atascadero, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,113
55.06 2263
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
2831Hughson, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 904
54.77 2378
2575Garden 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 2467
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
2085Paso Robles, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,077
54.41 1636
906Lake 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 Award54.26 740
2605El Dorado, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
54.20 2045
1423Rosemead, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,067
54.07 1004
2615Tuolumne, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 379
53.96 2160
1647Canyon Country, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,733
53.95 1330
2623Cool, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 519
53.82 2195
4490San 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 4379
3599Oceanside, 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 3370
1430Pinedale, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 981
53.59 1049
2645Yountville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 169
53.43 2255
783Sanger, 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 Award53.41 487
1915Beaumont, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,697
53.39 1415
677Arcata, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,182
53.29 349
5066Pasadena, California
Elementary Schools: 14 | Total Enrollment: 7,807
53.18 4769
3051Windsor, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,077
53.12 2654
2668Scotia, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
53.09 2099
1775Duarte, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,116
53.02 1418
1063Redwood City, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,802
53.02 1061
778Santa Rosa, California
Elementary Schools: 37 | Total Enrollment: 16,081
52.96 726
3904San Mateo, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 5,432
52.96 3826
2491Kerman, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,599
52.95 2016
1450Chowchilla, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,260
52.95 987
625Campbell, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,840
52.82 434
2826Lawndale, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,495
52.68 2347
4469Auburn, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,918
52.62 3999
2687Fort Jones, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 145
52.57 2271
5103Tustin, 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 5047
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
2341Apple 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 2098
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
5423San 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 5324
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
3552South Lake Tahoe, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,759
51.29 3447
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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