California City Rankings

Note: there will be no rankings update for 2013-14!

In anticipation of the rollout of the Common Core tests in the 2014-15 school year, some or all districts in California participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test. This test was a practice run and results were not be released to the public. Check out the Smarter Balanced Field Test page for more information.
School Year: 2012-2013

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About SchoolDigger rankings
  • *Note: Alternative and private school counts are listed here for convenience and are not used to calculate the city ranking.
  • Ranking updates are approximately yearly, usually the same day the California Department of Education releases their test scores. Last update for California was August 12, 2013.
  • Cities are ranked by averaging each city school's rank percentile to create an overall rank score. See the Ranking FAQ for detailed information about how ranks schools and cities.
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education and California Department of Education