2010 City Rankings - California High 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 high schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all high 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 Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST Earth Science
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Integrated Math 1
  • CST Integrated/Coordinated Science
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2009
6San Marino, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,146
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award94.05 1
3Cypress, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,557
92.63
14Temple City, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,982
91.08 41
15Manhattan Beach, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,424
90.85 6
17Orinda, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,280
90.47 5
19Piedmont, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 785
90.00 19
24La Canada Flintridge, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,185
89.53 12
22Las Flores, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,622
89.21 28
23Oak Park, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,307
89.19 4
25Lafayette, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,371
89.03 4
26Arcadia, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 3,610
88.94 20
27Los Alamitos, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 3,282
88.71
28Moraga, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,409
88.71 12
30El Segundo, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,228
88.42 5
38San Ramon, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,431
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award87.19 6
40Larkspur, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,442
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award87.01 6
35Irvine, California
High Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 10,693
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award86.97 24
42El Dorado Hills, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,222
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award86.14 3
20Palo Alto, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,762
86.11 2
43Poway, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,699
85.55 8
37La Crescenta, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,131
85.55 20
44Coronado, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,120
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award85.29 15
46Martinez, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,280
85.21 51
47South Pasadena, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,518
85.09 7
55Walnut, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,920
84.93 32
49Folsom, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,841
84.82 13
52Danville, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,234
84.76 26
50Aliso Viejo, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 3,060
84.74 19
53Shingle Springs, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,906
84.37 2
163Cupertino, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 6,486
Two high schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award84.16 154
54Yreka, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 650
84.11 7
59Garden Valley, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 580
83.82 2
61Dublin, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 493
83.69 30
68Benicia, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,671
82.67 19
48Walnut Creek, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,930
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award82.29 15
73Los Gatos, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,794
81.93 24
95Valencia, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 5,763
81.55 32
84Diamond Bar, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 3,110
81.35 32
82Rolling Hills Estates, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,337
81.28 11
83Loomis, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,677
81.12 23
85Westlake Village, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,390
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award80.94 30
88Palo Cedro, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,437
80.89 18
89Agoura Hills, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,161
80.88 5
90La Verne, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,985
80.81 32
67Pleasanton, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,872
Two high schools have won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award80.66 25
97Laguna Hills, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,810
80.61 24
98Newbury Park, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,587
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award80.00 34
99Albany, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,282
79.95 39
137Cerritos, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 5,214
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award79.85 133
102Calabasas, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,981
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award79.74 12
126Rocklin, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,342
79.27 37
111Brea, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,004
79.22 5
113Newhall, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,190
79.08 12
63Placentia, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 5,134
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award78.75 3
114Millbrae, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,469
78.68 10
350Fullerton, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 7,234
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award78.35 340
117Boonville, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 259
78.20 109
139Beverly Hills, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,201
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award77.98 71
9Saratoga, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,780
77.88 3
129Laguna Beach, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,039
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award77.71 8
130Lake Forest, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,925
77.69 16
140Carmel, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 726
77.46 71
136Mill Valley, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,110
77.23 69
118Mission Viejo, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 8,886
77.16 46
60Westminster, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,785
77.09 7
69Huntington Beach, California
High Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 9,547
77.03 4
143Belmont, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,111
76.51 48
148Arroyo Grande, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,231
76.02 35
79Livermore, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,349
75.63 2
150Pacific Palisades, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,869
75.61 76
197Chino Hills, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 5,405
75.46 74
244Newport Beach, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,825
75.35 190
154Templeton, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 770
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award75.12 74
155Tehachapi, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,493
75.04 27
157Thousand Oaks, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,526
74.83 3
159San Anselmo, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,049
74.66 63
161Saugus, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,483
74.60 40
275Rancho Cucamonga, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 6,333
74.18 190
164Mcarthur, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 252
74.10 106
166Los Altos, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,663
74.04 34
167Sutter Creek, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 703
73.97 48
292Clovis, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 7,690
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award73.69 251
172Chester, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
73.53 16
173Gridley, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 583
73.46 40
177Santa Ynez, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,080
73.31 20
188Arcata, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 921
73.29 79
16Lakeside, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,117
73.10 4
189Imperial, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 924
72.59 20
190Pacific Grove, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 471
72.58 27
382Sebastopol, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,472
72.33 338
196Forestville, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 852
72.32 71
246Moorpark, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,491
72.23 120
185Chico, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,845
72.22 35
202Mendocino, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 178
71.86 38
539Santa Clarita, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,556
71.70 500
203Burlingame, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,348
71.68 65
205Redondo Beach, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,560
71.65 75
209Ojai, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 952
71.28 82
235Rowland Heights, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,299
71.22 153
212Goleta, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,389
71.04 10
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