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
1014Garden Grove, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 5,906
55.07 907
1171Santa Catalina, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 645
55.06 668
774Somis, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 905
54.94 520
982Mountain View, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,280
54.89 708
667Burbank, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,923
54.81 415
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
1243Kingsburg, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,359
54.27 1176
2038Fairfield, California
Middle Schools: 6 | Total Enrollment: 5,061
53.93 1870
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
1979El Cajon, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 6,903
53.22 1826
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
1819San 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 1809
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
2043San Francisco, California
Middle Schools: 25 | Total Enrollment: 14,663
52.35 2041
1235Douglas City, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 114
52.32 927
854Yuba City, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 4,005
52.18 552
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
470Paradise, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 961
51.81 365
1252Twain Harte, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 137
51.77 800
2006Modesto, California
Middle Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 7,992
51.59 1773
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
1361Rohnert Park, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,494
51.30 1011
1405West 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 1287
1264Coleville, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 121
51.16 709
950Orland, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 999
51.11 755
999San Mateo, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,147
51.10 722
1271Helendale, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 187
51.07 844
507Sacramento, California
Middle Schools: 31 | Total Enrollment: 20,756
51.07 433
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
1068Santa Clara, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 2,617
50.85 590
1333Vacaville, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,928
50.85 887
1067Chatsworth, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,863
50.83 671
1278Angels Camp, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 479
50.73 932
1691Orange, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,278
50.70 1547
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
1777Tracy, California
Middle Schools: 13 | Total Enrollment: 9,244
50.41 1480
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
1228Granada Hills, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,941
49.99 934
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
2075La Mesa, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 4,679
49.90 1802
652Simi Valley, California
Middle Schools: 8 | Total Enrollment: 7,936
49.57 493
758Penn Valley, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 550
49.52 392
1304Beaumont, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 1,917
49.49 894
1316Portola, California
Middle Schools: 1 | Total Enrollment: 270
49.20 919
2235San Diego, California
Middle Schools: 59 | Total Enrollment: 44,732
49.11 2198
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
1878Lake Elsinore, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,274
48.74 1564
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
923Sonoma, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 1,366
48.04 638
1415El Centro, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 3,005
47.96 1174
1324West 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 Award47.59 881
1339Lakewood, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 6,441
47.48 891
1565Ridgecrest, California
Middle Schools: 3 | Total Enrollment: 1,456
47.46 1184
630Northridge, California
Middle Schools: 4 | Total Enrollment: 4,929
47.30 387
1201Anderson, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 705
47.22 722
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
1740Cathedral City, California
Middle Schools: 2 | Total Enrollment: 2,698
46.70 1255
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
994Whittier, California
Middle Schools: 9 | Total Enrollment: 7,881
46.42 764
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