Top 5 schools in this state
These are some of the top-rated public schools in California based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
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Student demographics
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Largest school districts in California
  • Los Angeles Unified
    605,310 students | LOS ANGELES, CA
    Grades K-12 & Ungraded | 792 schools
  • San Diego Unified
    123,795 students | SAN DIEGO, CA
    Grades K-12 & Ungraded | 221 schools
  • Fresno Unified
    73,223 students | FRESNO, CA
    Grades K-12 & Ungraded | 98 schools
  • Long Beach Unified
    72,997 students | LONG BEACH, CA
    Grades K-12 & Ungraded | 85 schools
  • Elk Grove Unified
    63,705 students | ELK GROVE, CA
    Grades K-12 & Ungraded | 66 schools
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Reviews from schools in California
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Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
January 17, 2022
As a former student, UP discourages individuality and promotes unhealthy work habits, rooted in fear of public ridicule. Don't be fooled by the high college "preparatory" spiel, a large percentage of... More
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
January 17, 2022
I do not like this school. Students bully other kids. Their lunch is very bad, when the district comes, there teachers, lunch, seems to have a upgrade, but the moment the district leaves, they return... More
Review for Ynez Elementary
Parent / Guardian
January 17, 2022
Lot of schools in MUSD & BUSD (like Curtner, Northwood) are really doing good. Those are in the top 10 rating as they concentrate on studies a lot along with extra circular activities, national-level... More