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
1801San 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 1775
2314Durham, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 437
58.25 1811
2316Acton, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 420
58.22 1819
949Santa Barbara, California
Elementary Schools: 21 | Total Enrollment: 8,635
58.19 894
2331Morro Bay, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
58.08 1827
2564Norco, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,070
57.81 2185
2044Grover Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,458
57.70 1523
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
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
1577Simi 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 1529
2367Quartz Hill, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 981
57.45 1787
5284Petaluma, 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 5168
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
3802American Canyon, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,611
56.34 3452
2874Chino, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 7,332
56.32 2832
1397Rancho Cucamonga, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,775
56.29 1087
2444Edwards, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 815
56.10 2089
3093Ridgecrest, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,521
56.10 2761
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
2005La Quinta, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,751
55.93 1546
4161Lincoln, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,565
55.79 3861
1003Westminster, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,098
55.70 721
2482Soulsbyville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 532
55.67 2020
4119Sausalito, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 319
55.65 3746
2249San 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 2246
2596Ventura, 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 2508
2487Sutter Creek, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 354
55.57 1920
2441Wildomar, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,710
55.52 1932
3177Long Beach, California
Elementary Schools: 48 | Total Enrollment: 34,929
55.41 3146
2508Del Rey, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 269
55.39 1952
1892Buena Park, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 7,707
55.30 1732
3317Morgan Hill, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 4,103
55.21 3076
2521Knights Ferry, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 134
55.19 2060
2530Oakhurst, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 334
55.11 1984
1670Atascadero, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,113
55.06 1277
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
3881Garden 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 3773
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
2950Paso Robles, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,077
54.41 2501
1956Lake 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 1790
2605El Dorado, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 448
54.20 2045
3145Rosemead, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 5,067
54.07 2726
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
2345San 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 2234
2884Oceanside, 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 2655
4077Pinedale, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 981
53.59 3696
2645Yountville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 169
53.43 2255
4730Sanger, 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 4434
3819Beaumont, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,697
53.39 3319
2495Arcata, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,182
53.29 2167
1252Pasadena, California
Elementary Schools: 14 | Total Enrollment: 7,807
53.18 955
3051Windsor, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,077
53.12 2654
2668Scotia, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
53.09 2099
4004Duarte, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,116
53.02 3647
2505Redwood City, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 6,802
53.02 2503
2047Santa Rosa, California
Elementary Schools: 37 | Total Enrollment: 16,081
52.96 1995
3913San Mateo, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 5,432
52.96 3835
1982Kerman, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,599
52.95 1507
2847Chowchilla, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,260
52.95 2384
1631Campbell, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,840
52.82 1440
3593Lawndale, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,495
52.68 3114
4469Auburn, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,918
52.62 3999
2687Fort Jones, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 145
52.57 2271
4191Tustin, 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 4135
3041Orcutt, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 3,226
52.33 2765
2244Snelling, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 161
52.32 1773
2704Ferndale, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 330
52.31 2177
4484Apple 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 4241
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
1033San 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 Award51.78 934
3945Phelan, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,142
51.70 3781
1869Paradise, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,503
51.65 1610
2759Courtland, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 190
51.43 2224
2438South Lake Tahoe, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,759
51.29 2333
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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