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
1309Garden Grove, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 5,906
55.07 1202
1171Santa Catalina, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 645
55.06 668
774Somis, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 905
54.94 520
1368Mountain View, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,280
54.89 1094
1057Burbank, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,923
54.81 805
1267Menifee, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,678
54.69 954
1190Durham, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 258
54.58 770
1114Reedley, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,577
54.43 659
1184Yreka, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 435
54.41 796
1185Big Bear, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 511
54.34 844
1562Kingsburg, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,359
54.27 1495
568Fairfield, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,061
53.93 400
1540Live Oak, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 740
53.90 1397
1196Copperopolis, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 273
53.74 823
1512Turlock, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,211
53.54 1150
1202Cambria, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 167
53.51 767
1853El Cajon, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 6,903
53.22 1700
1211Fallbrook, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 969
53.15 741
1209Rio Vista, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 341
53.11 770
1434Ukiah, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,483
52.93 1101
706San Jose, California
Middle Schools: 41 | Total Enrollment: 33,508
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award52.86 696
1229Point Reyes Station, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 132
52.57 993
1242Weldon, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 119
52.51 788
1232Lemon Cove, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 349
52.41 739
1203National City, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,872
52.38 808
907Newark, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,437
52.35 491
1234Winters, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 372
52.35 757
1255San Francisco, California
Middle Schools: 25 | Total Enrollment: 14,663
52.35 1253
1235Douglas City, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 114
52.32 927
797Yuba City, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 4,005
52.18 495
2195Eureka, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,172
52.16 2046
1240Miranda, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 290
52.12 725
1244La Grange, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 202
52.08 810
1247South Lake Tahoe, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 882
52.02 824
1218Hawthorne, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,711
51.89 806
730Paradise, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 961
51.81 625
1252Twain Harte, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 137
51.77 800
679Modesto, California
Middle Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 7,992
51.59 446
1587La Mirada, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,699
51.58 1233
1268Firebaugh, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 504
51.51 1006
1261Escalon, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 652
51.35 739
1575Elk Grove, California
Middle Schools: 7 | Total Enrollment: 6,398
51.34 1406
1159Rohnert Park, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,494
51.30 809
1597West Covina, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 4,858
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award51.19 1479
1264Coleville, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 121
51.16 709
531Orland, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 999
51.11 336
999San Mateo, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,147
51.10 722
1271Helendale, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 187
51.07 844
1031Sacramento, California
Middle Schools: 31 | Total Enrollment: 20,756
51.07 957
1274Pollock Pines, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 336
50.91 837
863Lake View Terrace, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 637
50.91 529
1437Santa Clara, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,617
50.85 959
1205Vacaville, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,928
50.85 759
1067Chatsworth, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,863
50.83 671
1278Angels Camp, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 479
50.73 932
1107Orange, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,278
50.70 963
1280Acton, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 423
50.67 755
1283Mammoth Lakes, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 245
50.63 923
1284Wildomar, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 773
50.63 804
1144Downey, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 5,658
50.53 735
1447Tracy, California
Middle Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 9,244
50.41 1150
1981Atwater, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,087
50.24 1685
1288Elverta, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 108
50.22 825
1592Escondido, California
Middle Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 8,569
50.07 1453
1330Granada Hills, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,941
49.99 1036
1272Citrus Heights, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,795
49.95 815
1629Union City, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,929
49.94 1318
1106La Mesa, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 4,679
49.90 833
802Simi Valley, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 7,936
49.57 643
1897Penn Valley, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 550
49.52 1531
1304Beaumont, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,917
49.49 894
1316Portola, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 270
49.20 919
1735San Diego, California
Middle Schools: 59 | Total Enrollment: 44,732
49.11 1698
1317Norco, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 781
49.05 842
1319Carpinteria, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 513
48.98 830
1321Healdsburg, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 446
48.91 792
1323Tehachapi, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,130
48.85 898
1075Gilroy, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,517
48.80 714
1466Lake Elsinore, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,274
48.74 1152
1336Los Alamos, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 226
48.38 1132
1338Brisbane, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 194
48.25 1013
1342Hilmar, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 517
48.20 893
1343Bella Vista, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 413
48.11 967
2239Lemoore, California
Middle Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 2,209
48.09 2056
1469Sonoma, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,366
48.04 1184
775El Centro, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,005
47.96 534
1245West Sacramento, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,453
Has one middle school that won a "Blue Ribbon Schools Award"
This City Has School(s) That Have Received The Blue Ribbon Schools Award47.59 802
1365Lakewood, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 6,441
47.48 917
1565Ridgecrest, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,456
47.46 1184
1966Northridge, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,929
47.30 1723
1532Anderson, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 705
47.22 1053
1729East Nicolaus, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,578
47.14 1222
562Los Olivos, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 730
47.10 324
1371Herald, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 440
46.79 862
1374Byron, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 548
46.70 882
1028Cathedral City, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,698
46.70 543
1269Holtville, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 508
46.63 710
1375Los Banos, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 1,407
46.63 802
828Marysville, California
Middle Schools: 5 | Total Enrollment: 1,789
46.59 540
1090Whittier, California
Middle Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 7,881
46.42 860
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