Every family aims to send their child to a school that can provide them with a quality education. As many students decide that pursuing a college degree is not the best post-secondary option, a good school ensures that children receive all the foundational skills necessary to succeed in the future.
The United States of America has more than 13,000 school districts, in the state of California alone there are more than 1000 school districts, many of which are among the largest school districts in the country.
Thus, rating them is a herculean task, but we at Moonpreneur have utilized data rankings from Niche Inc. which are based on a variety of criteria including academics (SAT/ACT scores and state proficiency tests), teacher salaries, expenses per student, and access to extracurricular activities, etc.
Here is the list of the best school districts in California (CA).
1. Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District (Los Gatos)
This top-ranking Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District has two schools, i.e, Los Gatos Union School District and Saratoga High School comprising 3,542 students. This school district has a graduation rate of 98% and an average teacher salary of $109,507 which qualifies them for the top spot.
2. Palo Alto Unified School District (Palo Alto)
Coming on number 2nd is Palo Alto Unified School District. They have a total of 19 schools that hosts a total of 11,745 students. This school district has a graduation rate of 95% and an average teacher salary of $124,742.
3. La Cañada Unified School District (La Cañada)
La Cañada Unified School District has a total of 4 schools comprising around 4,131 students and has a graduation rate of 99% and an average teacher salary of $94,097. Thus, it’s coming on 3rd on our list.
4. Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District (Mountain View)
4th on our list is Mountain View – Los Altos Union High School District, with three schools and 4,548 students. This school district has a good graduation rate of 92% and the average teacher salary here is $126,499 and has a 19:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
5. San Dieguito Union High School District (Encinitas)
San Dieguito Union High School District grabs the 5th spot on our list. The presence of 10 schools with around 13,177 students makes it one of the most lucrative places to study in California. The district boasts a graduation rate of 95% and with an average teacher salary of $110,214, this district has schools providing quality education to its students.
6. Carmel Unified School District (Carmel)
Carmel Unified School District is comprised of 8 schools and hosts approximately 2,483 students. Schools of this district boast a graduation rate of 95% and have an average teacher salary of $121,948, which helps them in gaining the 6th spot on our list.
7. San Marino Unified School District (San Marino)
San Marino Unified School District is academically one of the top-performing public school districts in the state of California. It consists of 4 schools and hosts up to 2,909 students. The graduation rate of this district is 95% and the average teacher salary is $90,822 thus helping them grab the 7th place in our list.
8. Acalanes Union High School District (Lafayette)
Acalanes Union High School District is a public high school district in southwest/central Contra Costa County in California. A total of 5,635 students study in the 5 schools here and boast a 96% graduation rate. The average teacher salary in this school district of California amounts to $87,800 and has one the finest academic record.
9. The Arcadia Unified School District (Arcadia)
This is a school district located in Arcadia, California. It has a presence of 11 schools and close to 9,254 students study in these schools. The average teacher salary is $111,323 in the Arcadia Unified School District.
10. Fremont Union High School District (Sunnyvale)
Last but not the least, Fremont Union High School District is a school district in Silicon Valley, California. It serves the communities of Cupertino, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Los Altos, Saratoga, and Santa Clara. A total of 6 schools which hosts 11,071 students and a graduation rate of 96% make this district one of the most sought-after school districts in California.
|Rankings||District Name||Graduation rate||Reading Proficiency||Math Proficiency|
|1||Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District||98%||86%||78%|
|2||Palo Alto Unified School District||95%||81%||81%|
|3||La Cañada Unified School District||99%||89%||85%|
|4||Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District||92%||82%||68%|
|5||San Dieguito Union High School District||95%||79%||72%|
|6||Carmel Unified School District||95%||79%||69%|
|7||San Marino Unified School District||95%||88%||87%|
|8||Acalanes Union High School District||96%||89%||72%|
|9||Arcadia Unified School District||99%||77%||75%|
|10||Fremont Union High School District||96%||81%||78%|
These 10 school districts are one of the best and top-notch places to study. Our list will help parents in deciding which schools they want their children to attend from the above list in order to be academically successful.
At Moonpreneur we believe in academic excellence and thus along with good school learning, our courses aim to unleash the true potential of your child so that they excel in their respective fields and gain an edge over their peers.
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