Best Public Schools in San Pedro, CA


The city of San Pedro, California is home to 17 schools, including 11 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 5 high schools, and no alternative schools. The schools in this area display a wide range of performance, with some standout institutions like Port of Los Angeles High School excelling in metrics like graduation rates and test scores, while others, such as William J. Johnston Community Day, struggle with low academic achievement and high dropout rates.

The data suggests a correlation between socioeconomic status and school performance, with the schools serving the highest percentages of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, like Bandini Street Elementary and Leland Street Elementary, tending to have lower test scores and higher chronic absenteeism. Additionally, the special education and alternative schools in the area, such as Ernest P. Willenberg Special Education Center, face significant challenges, with the lowest graduation rates and test scores.

The presence of a high-performing charter school, Port of Los Angeles High School, which ranks among the top 12% of California high schools, highlights the potential benefits of school choice and alternative educational models. Overall, the data paints a complex picture of the educational landscape in San Pedro, with both high-achieving and struggling schools, and the need to address the disparities in outcomes across the Los Angeles Unified and Port of Los Angeles High school districts.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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