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
318La Palma, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,401
70.67 85
327Tollhouse, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 611
70.59 146
322Nicolaus, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 322
70.43 76
206Alhambra, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 5,523
70.43 131
324Nipomo, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,132
70.29 166
422Torrance, California
High Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 8,719
70.07 320
328Malibu, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,243
70.06 110
330Villa Park, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,488
70.05 89
332Morro Bay, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 857
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award69.82 220
333Glendora, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,159
69.80 191
414Tuolumne, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 623
69.73 322
258La Jolla, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,407
69.66 138
280Murrieta, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 6,083
69.42 82
338Granite Bay, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,177
69.36 230
279Novato, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,272
69.35 181
244Delano, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,417
69.34 80
340Edwards, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 622
69.24 143
193Redding, California
High Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 4,017
69.05 116
350Alta Loma, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,662
68.89 191
316South San Francisco, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,000
68.26 86
438Grass Valley, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,289
68.25 291
361Mountain View, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,827
68.18 237
673Dana Point, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,094
68.02 636
546San Clemente, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,160
67.98 446
372Ridgecrest, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,560
67.81 187
373Davis, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,666
67.76 274
377Castro Valley, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,897
67.47 212
381Half Moon Bay, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 987
67.18 131
495Santee, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,649
67.05 301
387Culver City, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,324
67.01 168
380Ventura, California
High Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 5,811
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award66.91 332
389Mckinleyville, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 660
66.76 258
390Phelan, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,559
66.72 212
391Rainbow, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 136
66.68 167
884Fountain Valley, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 5,535
66.22 869
396Tomales, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 183
66.18 123
134Reseda, California
High Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 8,318
66.07 110
401Hughson, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 758
65.84 221
417Big Bear, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 893
65.80 192
406San Pablo, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 311
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award65.63 234
407Soquel, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,079
65.57 155
431La Habra, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,388
65.56 221
411Palos Verdes Estates, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,839
65.39 245
412Colfax, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 864
65.37 192
416Nuevo, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 351
65.12 103
397Glendale, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 5,064
64.78 214
424Scotts Valley, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 801
64.68 105
432Bellflower, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 3,116
64.54 130
219Fair Oaks, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,785
64.52 136
433Healdsburg, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 805
64.10 168
434Fort Bragg, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 533
64.08 207
409Oakhurst, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,052
63.93 299
107Fremont, California
High Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 9,779
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award63.76 94
439Carlsbad, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,957
63.69 232
440Mount Shasta, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 400
63.68 232
457Etiwanda, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 3,312
63.67 270
443Truckee, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 750
63.63 290
292Anderson, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 892
63.57 96
445Winchester, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 696
63.54 187
447Foresthill, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 263
63.51 137
449Redwood City, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,818
63.49 167
448Santa Fe Springs, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,932
63.49 191
453Mariposa, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 607
63.34 279
452Pleasant Hill, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,034
63.34 193
459Encinitas, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,018
63.18 271
247San Marcos, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 4,679
63.16 154
530Roseville, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 5,896
63.05 319
540Turlock, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,457
63.01 284
355Sanger, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,150
62.83 71
306San Mateo, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 4,254
62.80 155
462Taft, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 963
62.78 46
921Temecula, California
High Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 13,031
62.67 782
650Costa Mesa, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 4,559
62.54 461
471Angels Camp, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 777
62.40 281
472Lakeport, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 475
62.33 194
520Modesto, California
High Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 14,959
62.15 375
806Chula Vista, California
High Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 15,664
61.90 639
479Cottonwood, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 907
61.85 258
481Campbell, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,688
61.68 202
427Santa Cruz, California
High Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,903
61.67 413
595La Mesa, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,971
61.64 333
484Rosemead, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,050
61.58 239
485Cambria, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 236
61.51 280
486Aptos, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,378
61.46 203
811Waterford, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,517
61.43 665
299Burbank, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 6,937
61.37 159
419Garden Grove, California
High Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 10,372
61.17 331
1189Carson, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 4,085
Has one high school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award61.05 1188
494Atherton, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,945
60.91 299
493Paso Robles, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 2,014
60.91 258
382San Rafael, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,033
60.77 68
294Lebec, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 876
60.74 179
577Lakewood, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 9,485
60.68 393
307Petaluma, California
High Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 4,179
60.53 146
499Weed, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 201
60.36 233
235Elk Grove, California
High Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 11,424
60.27 156
501Pacifica, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,367
60.26 272
506Lone Pine, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 124
60.24 229
508St. Helena, California
High Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 504
60.09 340
353Placerville, California
High Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,502
60.09 198
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