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Top 10 Best San Jose Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 229 public schools serving 127,079 students in San Jose, CA (there are , serving 23,790 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in San Jose, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in San Jose, CA are Lynbrook High School, Murdock-portal Elementary School and Joaquin Miller Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Jose, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 46% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in San Jose have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in San Jose, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lynbrook High School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1280 Johnson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 366-7700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,781 students
Rank: #22.
Murdock-portal Elementary School
(Math: 94% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1188 Wunderlich Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 973-8191
Grades: K-5
| 551 students
Rank: #33.
Joaquin Miller Middle School
(Math: 92% | Reading: 89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6151 Rainbow Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-3755
Grades: 6-8
| 1,104 students
Rank: #44.
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 89% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4121 Mackin Woods Ln.
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 223-4873
Grades: K-6
| 772 students
Rank: #55.
Silver Oak Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 88% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5000 Farnsworth Dr.
San Jose, CA 95138
(408) 223-4515
Grades: K-6
| 572 students
Rank: #66.
Williams Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1150 Rajkovich Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6196
Grades: K-5
| 564 students
Rank: #77.
University Preparatory Charter
Charter School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2315 Canoas Garden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 723-1839
Grades: 7-12
| 716 students
Rank: #88.
R. I. Meyerholz Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6990 Melvin Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-7450
Grades: K-5
| 699 students
Rank: #99.
Union Middle School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 84% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2130 Los Gatos-almaden Rd.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 371-0366
Grades: 6-8
| 1,044 students
Rank: #1010.
Steindorf Steam K-8 Magnet
(Math: 80% | Reading: 84% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3001 Ross Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-3022
Grades: K-8
| 487 students
Rank: #1111.
Carlton Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 81% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2421 Carlton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 356-1141
Grades: K-5
| 628 students
Rank: #1212.
Chaboya Middle School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3276 Cortona Dr.
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 270-6900
Grades: 7-8
| 885 students
Rank: #1313.
Evergreen Valley High School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3300 Quimby Rd.
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 347-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 2,896 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Guadalupe Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 81% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6044 Vera Cruz Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 268-1030
Grades: K-5
| 573 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Northwood Elementary School
(Math: 82% | Reading: 81% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2760 E. Trimble Rd.
San Jose, CA 95132
(408) 923-1940
Grades: K-5
| 488 students
Rank: #1616.
James Franklin Smith Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 83% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2220 Woodbury Ln.
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 532-2150
Grades: K-6
| 626 students
Rank: #1717.
Leigh High School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5210 Leigh Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 626-3405
Grades: 9-12
| 1,767 students
Rank: #1818.
Nelson S. Dilworth Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1101 Strayer Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 253-2850
Grades: K-5
| 297 students
Rank: #1919.
John Muir Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6560 Hanover Dr.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 252-5265
Grades: K-5
| 237 students
Rank: #2020.
Carolyn A. Clark Elementary School
(Math: 80% | Reading: 81% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3701 Rue Mirassou Dr.
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 223-4560
Grades: K-6
| 607 students
Rank: #2121.
Graystone Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6982 Shearwater Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6317
Grades: K-5
| 493 students
Rank: #2222.
Leland High School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6677 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6290
Grades: 9-12
| 1,676 students
Rank: #2323.
Country Lane Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 80% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5140 Country Ln.
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 874-3400
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #2424.
Evergreen Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3010 Fowler Rd.
San Jose, CA 95135
(408) 270-4966
Grades: K-6
| 578 students
Rank: #2525.
Bret Harte Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7050 Bret Harte Dr.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6270
Grades: 6-8
| 971 students
Rank: #2626.
Oster Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 79% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1855 Lencar Way
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 266-8121
Grades: K-5
| 629 students
Rank: #2727.
Gussie M. Baker Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 77% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4845 Bucknall Rd.
San Jose, CA 95130
(408) 874-3200
Grades: K-5
| 467 students
Rank: #2828.
Branham High School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1570 Branham Ln.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 626-3407
Grades: 9-12
| 1,917 students
Rank: #2929.
Simonds Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6515 Grapevine Way
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6251
Grades: K-5
| 515 students
Rank: #3030.
Independence High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1776 Edal Park Dr.
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 928-9500
Grades: 9-12
| 2,711 students
Rank: #3131.
Los Alamitos Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6130 Silberman Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6297
Grades: K-5
| 611 students
Rank: #3232.
Santa Teresa High School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6150 Snell Rd.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 347-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 2,164 students
Rank: #3333.
Alpha: Cornerstone Preparatory
Charter School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 75% )
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1598 Lucretia Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 361-3876
Grades: K-8
| 521 students
Rank: #3434.
Piedmont Hills High School
(Math: 63% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1377 Piedmont Rd.
San Jose, CA 95132
(408) 347-3800
Grades: 9-12
| 1,953 students
Rank: #3535.
Silver Creek High School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3434 Silver Creek Rd.
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 347-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,422 students
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San Jose, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
The Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
4955 Edenview Dr.
San Jose, CA 95119
(408) 226-2350
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
1990 Kammerer Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 493-5929
Grades: 5-8
| 98 students
3002 Leigh Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 979-8210
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
1601 Cunningham Ave.
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 780-0831
Grades: 5-8
| 358 students
5200 Dent Ave
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 780-0690
Grades: K
| 87 students
5200 Dent Ave.
San Jose, CA 95118
(408) 265-8455
Grades: K-5
| 376 students
420 Allegan Cir.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 227-4260
Grades: K-6
| 477 students
2055 Alum Rock Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 272-7664
Grades: 10-12
| 22 students
4115 Jacksol Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-8597
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2223 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 626-3409
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1970 Cinderella Ln.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 928-7100
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
1720 Hopkins Dr.
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 928-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 229 students
4849 Pearl Ave
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 647-4441
Grades: 9-12
| 60 students
2105 Forest Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 947-2852
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Community Day (Closed 2014)
Alternative School
2945 Van Sansul Ave
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 341-7000
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
2280 Kenwood Ave.
San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 998-6219
Grades: K-2
| 430 students
706 W. Julian St.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 535-6000
Grades: 7-12
| 26 students
1460 Colt Way
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 270-4964
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
830 North Capitol Ave.
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 347-5410
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
258 Sunol St., Mc 331
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 573-3250
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
4849 Pearl Ave.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6036
Grades: K-5
| 314 students
149 N. White Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 275-7191
Grades: 9-12
| 697 students
258 Sunol St.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 294-3838
Grades: 7-12
| 134 students
7035 Yerba Buena Rd.
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 223-7661
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
511 Cozy Dr.
San Jose, CA 95123
(408) 227-1505
Grades: K-6
| 620 students
622 Gaundabert Ln.
San Jose, CA 95136
(408) 535-6000
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
1601 Cunningham Ave
San Jose, CA 95122
(408) 928-8950
Grades: K-5
| 282 students
2851 Gay Ave.
San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 928-8850
Grades: 3-5
| 329 students
4280 Partridge Dr.
San Jose, CA 95121
(408) 270-4983
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
1980 Hamilton Ave., Rm. 11
San Jose, CA 95125
(415) 695-0669
Grades: 9-12
| 112 students
2050 Kammerer Ave.
San Jose, CA 95116
(408) 928-7950
Grades: 6-8
| 216 students
484 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95112
(408) 640-6788
Grades: 6-8
| 13 students
6677 Camden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95120
(408) 535-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
1999 Olive St.
San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 292-3794
Grades: 10-12
| 40 students
4949 Harwood Rd.
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 723-0111
Grades: PK-5
| 289 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in San Jose, CA?
The top ranked public schools in San Jose, CA include Lynbrook High School, Murdock-portal Elementary School and Joaquin Miller Middle School.
How many public schools are located in San Jose, CA?
229 public schools are located in San Jose, CA.
What percentage of students in San Jose, CA go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in San Jose, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in San Jose, CA?
San Jose, CA public schools minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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