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
3711Joshua Tree, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 803
51.08 3285
3379Lakewood, California
Elementary Schools: 15 | Total Enrollment: 9,875
50.99 3129
4211La Habra, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 5,101
50.91 3940
2920Colfax, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 381
50.65 2438
2921Ione, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 474
50.64 2250
4100Tehachapi, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,051
50.52 3612
2925San Geronimo, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 154
50.51 2239
2933Linden, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 472
50.45 2284
2938Point Reyes Station, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 132
50.27 2240
3060Auberry, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 286
50.25 2684
3578Susanville, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,202
50.20 3257
2967Twin Peaks, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 598
49.90 2484
3891Artesia, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,047
49.70 3569
2800Valinda, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,272
49.63 2185
4243Carmichael, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 9,185
49.62 4142
2981Bieber, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 108
49.59 2539
1998Yuba City, California
Elementary Schools: 14 | Total Enrollment: 7,977
49.40 1665
3054Marysville, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,336
49.38 2629
1896Somis, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 905
49.37 1397
2992Lemon Cove, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 349
49.31 2462
3795Yucaipa, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,997
49.30 3357
2046Mariposa, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 653
49.25 1703
2997Pala, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 118
49.19 2245
2084Calipatria, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 695
49.09 1525
4868Redding, California
Elementary Schools: 19 | Total Enrollment: 7,703
49.08 4617
3024Sutter, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 475
48.99 2395
3032Westley, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 237
48.92 2344
2116Orland, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,407
48.91 1787
3038Montague, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 125
48.81 2381
2640Imperial, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,691
48.44 2083
2963Concord, California
Elementary Schools: 14 | Total Enrollment: 7,230
48.42 2689
3967Vacaville, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 7,799
48.35 3597
1904Palm Springs, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,232
48.26 1424
3075Shingletown, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 194
48.23 2393
2135Rohnert Park, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,274
48.13 1729
2234El Sobrante, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 789
48.03 1692
4831Napa, California
Elementary Schools: 17 | Total Enrollment: 6,337
47.78 4790
1582Hawthorne, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 7,702
47.78 1264
3112Geyserville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 109
47.65 2665
3115San Martin, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 562
47.56 2409
1678Downey, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 8,970
47.52 1290
3128Laytonville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 237
47.41 2391
1381Ballico, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 306
47.39 905
1210Citrus Heights, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 5,273
47.29 862
4878Costa Mesa, California
Elementary Schools: 15 | Total Enrollment: 8,519
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award47.26 4614
3139Hilmar, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 874
47.24 2549
3144Loyalton, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 200
47.18 2494
3147Colma, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 346
47.15 2394
3593Big Bear, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,344
47.10 3014
1545El Cajon, California
Elementary Schools: 23 | Total Enrollment: 12,208
47.09 1371
3162Cotati, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 399
47.01 2478
4206Atwater, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,652
46.88 3696
3721Grand Terrace, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,457
46.88 3234
4986Fairfield, California
Elementary Schools: 11 | Total Enrollment: 7,501
46.81 4828
3871Twentynine Palms, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,311
46.80 3324
3178Lockwood, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 203
46.69 2592
2663Crestline, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 766
46.66 2135
3763Tracy, California
Elementary Schools: 20 | Total Enrollment: 12,184
46.64 3540
4393Whittier, California
Elementary Schools: 30 | Total Enrollment: 14,838
46.60 4165
2450Kingsburg, California
Elementary Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,398
46.60 2046
2918Barstow, California
Elementary Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,802
46.56 2576
3827Gilroy, California
Elementary Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 5,305
46.52 3467
3195Inyokern, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 219
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award46.38 2601
2893Valley Springs, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,146
46.28 2300
3204Brisbane, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 229
46.22 2595
2886Nipomo, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,633
46.21 2242
2451Modesto, California
Elementary Schools: 49 | Total Enrollment: 24,012
46.13 2326
3822Inglewood, California
Elementary Schools: 16 | Total Enrollment: 9,060
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award46.10 3435
3238Bangor, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 128
45.98 2493
3294Santa Catalina, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 645
45.81 2647
3022Reseda, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 6,385
45.80 2642
3259Dunlap, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 386
45.65 2535
2351Mira Loma, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,487
45.64 1808
1993Cathedral City, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 4,092
45.49 1535
3273Pleasant Grove, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 191
45.44 2721
2864Mendota, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,514
45.16 2261
4430Manteca, California
Elementary Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 9,644
45.12 3918
4435Oakland, California
Elementary Schools: 64 | Total Enrollment: 21,104
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award45.11 4390
3310Denair, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 567
45.05 3033
3309Groveland, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 293
45.05 2843
3315Selma, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 3,311
44.84 2771
3433Fort Bragg, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 864
44.75 2925
5606Lakeside, California
Elementary Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 2,876
44.72 5282
3753Oakley, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,997
44.63 3296
4060Tujunga, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,234
44.61 3678
3182El Centro, California
Elementary Schools: 12 | Total Enrollment: 5,820
44.56 2902
3785Victorville, California
Elementary Schools: 23 | Total Enrollment: 14,931
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award44.43 3689
2527Red Bluff, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,290
44.40 2009
3066Escalon, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 996
44.39 2411
3893Corcoran, California
Elementary Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 972
44.05 3280
3370Greenville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 141
44.05 2778
2537Gardena, California
Elementary Schools: 10 | Total Enrollment: 5,767
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award43.97 2301
3381Cambria, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 326
43.93 2736
3383Santa Margarita, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 292
43.86 2779
3405Kernville, California
Elementary Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 152
43.55 2800
5299Anaheim, California
Elementary Schools: 46 | Total Enrollment: 33,090
43.54 5176
3359Firebaugh, California
Elementary Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,113
43.49 2667
4297Lennox, California
Elementary Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,674
43.38 3607
3913Santa Paula, California
Elementary Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 3,224
43.36 3432
3598Norwalk, California
Elementary Schools: 16 | Total Enrollment: 8,484
Has one elementary school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award43.33 3064
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