2010 City Rankings - California Middle 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 middle schools in the state. These school percentile ranks were then averaged for all middle 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 English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST History - Social Science
  • CST Mathematics
  • CST Science
Find a City's Ranking:
Rank City Name Percentile Changed From 2009
424Clayton, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 684
78.17 274
233Dublin, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,213
78.09 119
427Burlingame, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 827
78.07 275
428Lake Forest, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,339
77.95 229
431Truckee, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 523
77.90 216
445Torrance, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 5,698
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award77.62 325
415Castro Valley, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,130
77.44 233
513Chino Hills, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,433
77.41 351
343Pacifica, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,064
77.30 156
718Santa Clarita, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,640
77.26 619
573Winchester, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,120
77.24 381
443Benicia, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,222
77.20 209
275Sebastopol, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 1,425
77.13 191
527Moorpark, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,660
77.08 325
459Santa Ynez, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 366
77.03 243
339Poway, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,505
76.91 212
531Placentia, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,844
76.59 395
274Buena Park, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,842
76.35 32
518Newcastle, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 395
76.29 265
334Newport Beach, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 3,453
76.27 201
460Ahwahnee, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 310
76.26 202
767Etiwanda, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 3,335
76.09 670
468Valencia, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,180
75.79 304
457Palo Cedro, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 505
75.78 279
472Malibu, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,243
75.71 267
601Milpitas, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,490
75.70 295
478Mariposa, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 271
75.58 163
481Alpine, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 738
75.44 211
482Avery, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 291
75.40 297
691Tuolumne, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 512
75.30 622
393Mission Viejo, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 3,688
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award75.30 284
488Leona Valley, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 167
75.26 59
489Mountain House, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 681
75.22 120
674Placerville, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 2,541
75.15 527
937Fremont, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,087
75.03 923
280Folsom, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,525
75.02 185
679San Clemente, California
Middle Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 4,101
75.00 592
287Huntington Beach, California
Middle Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 6,336
74.93 146
499Fort Jones, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 107
74.85 155
501Capitola, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 662
74.81 181
504Rescue, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 643
74.78 278
637Carlsbad, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,548
74.76 417
324Monterey Park, California
Middle Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 4,546
74.39 212
514Villa Park, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,084
74.36 343
212Diamond Bar, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,092
74.28 129
265Novato, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,909
74.20 215
522Sierra Madre, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,015
73.93 232
523Cameron Park, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 642
73.92 259
528Buellton, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 194
73.56 237
231San Marcos, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 3,885
73.17 141
537Palm Desert, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,265
73.10 308
543Janesville, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 413
72.94 264
341Santa Monica, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,156
72.78 207
553Somerset, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 153
72.67 380
569San Luis Obispo, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 719
72.47 356
570Chester, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
72.42 372
563Aguanga, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 215
72.32 157
752Cerritos, California
Middle Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 3,454
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award72.15 747
627Hickman, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 766
72.11 466
939Clovis, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,425
71.79 884
701Ripon, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,789
71.68 570
582Ferndale, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 330
71.57 358
590Bieber, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 108
71.30 15
589Cool, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 519
71.30 238
871Los Molinos, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 612
71.26 706
713Ramona, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,549
71.09 444
454Brawley, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 991
70.88 376
596Mcarthur, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 252
70.88 164
604Pismo Beach, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 500
70.55 364
484Brentwood, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,898
70.10 172
755Orcutt, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,103
69.79 523
634Castic, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,157
69.65 413
391Temecula, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 9,302
69.44 276
699Auburn, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,224
69.42 442
819Santee, California
Middle Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 5,173
69.41 639
471Coarsegold, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,033
69.38 240
632Scotia, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 216
69.29 376
855Hacienda Heights, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,748
69.14 707
648Knightsen, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 344
68.51 269
487Murrieta, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 5,781
68.41 215
994Phelan, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,549
68.39 906
560Orangevale, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,637
68.21 292
653Prather, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 573
68.14 406
660Galt, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 981
68.01 219
661Tarzana, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,966
68.01 377
666Culver City, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,567
67.56 318
373Westminster, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,526
67.46 189
745Nevada City, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 465
67.38 542
743Goleta, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 930
67.25 457
281Reseda, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,305
67.21 105
671Martinez, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 918
67.16 335
858Arroyo Grande, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,175
67.01 652
728Pleasant Hill, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,412
66.93 571
1090Santa Barbara, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 2,333
66.86 876
1385Roseville, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,387
66.80 1266
548San Dimas, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,302
66.78 341
683Aptos, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 717
66.52 345
685Bonsall, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 533
66.51 353
717Rowland Heights, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 989
65.94 417
694Penryn, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 231
65.93 469
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