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The 100 best schools in California

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We’ve ranked the best public and private high schools, middle schools and elementary schools against property value, so you can find the best combination of a good education and a solid investment.

Our methodology

To find out which schools offered the best combined property and educational value for families, finder.com used the top 100 high schools, middle schools and elementary schools in California as ranked by Niche, and the median home sale values of each city in each list as of June 2015 sourced from CoreLogic, and ranked them in ascending order by lowest price.

The Niche School Rank and median home price rank were then combined to produce the finder.com score for each school. The higher the finder.com score, the better value represented by the school and area combination. We then ranked the results in descending order by the highest finder.com score. Rankings by finder.com were tied if two schools had the same score.

We’ve listed each group of schools in a table. Click on any of the table headings to sort or filter.

Public high schools in California

Finder.com Ranking School Area Median Home Price Niche School Rank Finder.com Score
1 California Academy of Mathematics & Science Carson $425,500 8 91.50
2 University High School Fresno $213,750 21 88.50
3 Granada Hills Charter High School Granada Hills $518,500 1 87.00
4 Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Santa Ana $455,000 14 85.50
5 Troy High School Fullerton $580,000 2 85.00
6 Canyon Crest Academy San Diego $495,000 13 84.00
7 Westview High School San Diego $495,000 16 82.50
8 University Preparatory School Redding $247,000 37 79.50
9 Lynbrook High School San Jose $725,000 12 71.50
9 Oxford Academy Cypress $617,500 24 71.50
11 Torrey Pines High School San Diego $495,000 39 71.00
11 AV SOAR High School Lancaster $197,000 57 71.00
13 Northwood High School Irvine $820,000 9 70.50
14 Rocklin High School Rocklin $447,000 49 69.50
15 Poway High School Poway $600,000 34 67.50
16 Dougherty Valley High School San Ramon $833,250 11 66.50
17 University High School Irvine $820,000 18 66.00
18 Dr. Olga Mohan High School Los Angeles $640,000 35 64.00
19 Diamond Bar High School Diamond Bar $580,000 45 63.50
19 Del Oro High School Loomis $447,500 60 63.50
21 Santa Susana High School Simi Valley $482,000 58 62.50
21 Olympian High School Chula Vista $425,000 67 62.50
23 Foothill Technology High School Ventura $482,000 59 62.00
23 William & Marian Ghidotti High School Grass Valley $320,000 71 62.00
25 El Camino Real Senior High School Woodland Hills $652,500 36 61.50
25 Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies Los Angeles $640,000 40 61.50
25 Gretchen Whitney High School Cerritos $633,000 42 61.50
25 Davis Senior High School Davis $557,000 50 61.50
29 Los Alamitos High School Los Alamitos $804,500 30 60.50
30 Palos Verdes Peninsula High School Rolling Hills Estates $1,348,800 5 59.50
30 Redondo Union High School Redondo Beach $875,000 22 59.50
30 Carmel High School Carmel $832,000 26 59.50
30 Foothill High School Santa Ana $455,000 66 59.50
34 Great Oak High School Temecula $405,000 75 59.00
35 Arnold O. Beckman High School Irvine $820,000 33 58.50
36 Campolindo High School Moraga $1,015,000 20 57.00
37 Palos Verdes High School Palos Verdes Estates $1,500,000 6 56.00
37 San Dieguito High Academy Encinitas $835,500 31 56.00
39 Amador Valley High School Pleasanton $977,500 25 55.50
40 Redwood High School Larkspur $1,475,000 10 55.00
40 Miramonte High School Orinda $1,340,000 15 55.00
42 Coronado High School Coronado $1,244,500 17 54.50
42 Oak Park High School Oak Park $759,000 44 54.50
44 Walnut High School Walnut $752,000 46 54.00
44 International Polytechnic High School Pomona $320,000 87 54.00
46 Rancho Bernardo High School San Diego $495,000 74 53.50
47 John F. Kennedy High School Norco $426,500 84 53.00
48 Saratoga High School Saratoga $2,075,000 3 52.50
48 Fountain Valley High School Fountain Valley $590,000 65 52.50
50 Natomas Charter School Sacramento $245,000 95 51.00
51 Henry M. Gunn High School Palo Alto $2,390,000 4 50.50
52 San Marino High School San Marino $2,090,000 7 50.00
52 High Tech High School San Diego $495,000 81 50.00
54 The Preuss School La Jolla $1,150,000 29 49.50
55 Mission San Jose High School Fremont $770,000 54 49.00
55 Aliso Niguel High School Aliso Viejo $539,000 76 49.00
57 Granite Bay High School Granite Bay $624,000 69 48.50
58 Guajome Park Academy Charter Vista $440,000 94 47.50
59 Albany High School Albany $720,000 62 47.00
60 Pacific Grove High School Pacific Grove $650,000 68 46.00
60 Mt. Carmel High School San Diego $495,000 89 46.00
62 Mountain View High School Mountain View $1,355,000 32 45.50
63 Las Lomas High School Walnut Creek $697,750 70 44.00
64 Long Beach Polytechnic High School Long Beach $450,000 99 43.50
65 Palisades Charter High School Pacific Palisades $1,925,000 23 43.00
65 Woodbridge High School Irvine $820,000 64 43.00
67 Acalanes High School Lafayette $1,400,000 38 42.00
68 Arcadia High School Arcadia $1,074,000 47 41.50
68 San Mateo High School San Mateo $951,250 56 41.50
70 Los Altos High School Los Altos $2,949,250 19 41.00
71 Mission Viejo High School Mission Viejo $612,500 88 40.00
72 Crescenta Valley High School La Crescenta $700,000 78 39.50
73 Palo Alto High School Palo Alto $2,390,000 27 39.00
74 Lowell High School San Francisco $1,140,000 52 38.50
75 Corona Del Mar High School Newport Beach $1,477,500 43 38.00
76 Foothill High School Pleasanton $977,500 61 37.50
77 Burlingame High School Burlingame $2,528,000 28 37.00
78 Thousand Oaks High School Thousand Oaks $634,000 92 36.00
79 Irvine High School Irvine $820,000 82 34.00
80 Hillsdale High School San Mateo $951,250 72 33.50
81 Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Los Angeles $640,000 97 33.00
82 Beverly Hills High School Beverly Hills $2,353,000 41 32.50
83 Tamalpais High School Mill Valley $1,510,000 53 32.00
84 Monta Vista High School Cupertino $1,637,500 51 31.50
85 Aragon High School San Mateo $951,250 77 31.00
86 San Ramon Valley High School Danville $1,063,500 73 29.50
87 La Canada High School La Canada Flintridge $1,417,500 63 29.00
88 Westlake High School Westlake Village $899,000 83 28.50
89 Los Gatos High School Los Gatos $1,750,000 55 28.00
90 Mira Costa High School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 48 27.50
91 La Costa Canyon High School Encinitas $835,500 90 26.50
92 Mills High School Millbrae $1,225,000 86 20.50
93 Monte Vista High School Danville $1,063,500 93 19.50
94 Carlmont High School Belmont $1,542,500 79 18.50
95 Homestead High School Cupertino $1,637,500 80 17.00
96 Santa Monica High School Santa Monica $1,017,000 100 16.50
97 Cupertino High School Cupertino $1,637,500 91 11.50
98 Laguna Beach High School Laguna Beach $1,560,000 96 9.50
99 Menlo-Atherton High School Atherton $4,800,000 85 7.50
100 Malibu High School Malibu $1,800,000 98 6.00

Private high schools in California

Finder.com Ranking School Area Median Home Price Niche School Rank Finder.com Score
1 The College Preparatory School Oakland $532,500 1 90.00
2 Head-Royce School Oakland $532,500 12 84.50
3 Francis Parker School San Diego $495,000 27 79.50
3 The Webb Schools Claremont $625,000 13 79.50
5 Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento $245,000 39 79.00
6 York School Monterey $585,000 17 78.50
7 Marlborough School Los Angeles $640,000 16 77.50
8 Ribet Academy Los Angeles $640,000 19 76.00
9 Polytechnic School Pasadena $650,000 9 75.50
10 Fairmont Preparatory Academy Anaheim $465,000 46 74.00
11 Christbridge Academy Azusa $372,000 48 73.50
11 The Harker School San Jose $725,000 5 73.50
13 Pilgrim School Los Angeles $640,000 26 72.50
14 Oakwood Secondary School North Hollywood $515,000 43 70.00
15 Antelope Valley Christian School Lancaster $197,000 61 69.00
15 Loyola High School Los Angeles $640,000 33 69.00
15 Westridge School Pasadena $650,000 22 69.00
18 Windward School Los Angeles $640,000 35 68.00
19 The Thacher School Ojai $729,750 14 67.50
20 STAR Prep Academy Culver City $474,500 54 66.50
20 Sierra Canyon School Chatsworth $511,000 51 66.50
22 Acaciawood School Anaheim $465,000 62 66.00
23 Instilling Goodness Elementary & Developing Virtue Secondary Schools Ukiah $271,250 65 65.50
24 Brentwood School Los Angeles $640,000 41 65.00
24 Cate School Carpinteria $747,500 15 65.00
24 Harvard-Westlake School Studio City $925,000 4 65.00
27 San Francisco University High School San Francisco $1,140,000 3 63.00
28 Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco $1,140,000 7 61.00
29 Epgy Online High School at Stanford University Stanford $913,000 21 57.00
30 The Quarry Lane School Pleasanton $977,500 20 56.50
31 Crystal Cathedral Academy Garden Grove $470,000 78 56.00
31 Campbell Hall School North Hollywood $515,000 71 56.00
31 Sequoia High School Pasadena $650,000 48 56.00
34 San Diego Jewish Academy San Diego $495,000 75 55.50
35 Idyllwild Arts Academy Idyllwild $236,500 90 54.00
35 Archer School for Girls Los Angeles $640,000 63 54.00
35 Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences Santa Monica $1,017,000 24 54.00
38 Rolling Hills Prep School San Pedro $471,500 81 53.50
38 Ojai Valley School Ojai $729,750 42 53.50
40 Lycée International de Los Angeles (LILA) – Los FelizLos Angeles, CA Los Angeles $640,000 66 52.50
40 Chadwick School Palos Verdes Peninsula $1,300,000 11 52.50
42 Castilleja School Palo Alto $2,390,000 2 52.00
43 Orange County Christian School Anaheim $465,000 91 51.50
43 Flintridge Preparatory School La Canada Flintridge $1,417,500 8 51.50
45 Bellarmine College Prep School San Jose $725,000 50 51.00
45 Marin Academy San Rafael $811,000 38 51.00
47 The Athenian School Danville $1,063,500 30 50.50
47 Southwestern Academy San Marino $2,090,000 6 50.50
49 Vistamar School El Segundo $888,250 36 50.00
49 The Bishop’s School La Jolla $1,150,000 18 50.00
51 Oakwood Country School Morgan Hill $766,750 44 49.50
52 St. Michael’s Preparatory School Silverado $465,000 96 49.00
52 Marymount High School Los Angeles $640,000 73 49.00
52 Newbury Park Adventist Academy Newbury Park $672,500 57 49.00
55 Eldorado Emerson Private School Orange $572,500 80 48.50
55 The Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco $1,140,000 32 48.50
57 Patten Academy of Christian Education Oakland $532,500 85 48.00
58 Villanova Preparatory School Ojai $729,750 55 47.00
59 St. Margaret’s Episcopal School San Juan Capistrano $719,500 60 46.50
60 Orangewood Academy Garden Grove $470,000 99 45.50
60 Menlo School Atherton $4,800,000 10 45.50
62 Alsion Middle/High School Fremont $770,000 53 44.00
63 Providence High School Burbank $576,500 89 43.00
63 Viewpoint School Calabasas $1,312,500 29 43.00
65 Besant Hill School of Happy Valley Ojai $729,750 64 42.50
65 Laguna Blanca School Santa Barbara $1,107,500 45 42.50
67 St. Monica Academy Pasadena $650,000 77 41.50
68 Stuart Hall High School San Francisco $1,140,000 47 41.00
68 Stevenson School Pebble Beach $1,357,500 31 41.00
70 La Jolla Country Day School La Jolla $1,150,000 37 40.50
71 Chaminade College Preparatory High School West Hills $548,000 98 40.00
71 Orange Lutheran High School Orange $572,500 97 40.00
71 Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School Irvine $820,000 59 40.00
74 Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary & Ferrahian High School Encino $615,000 94 39.50
74 Notre Dame High School San Jose $725,000 73 39.50
74 Pinewood School Los Altos Hills $2,949,250 25 39.50
74 The Branson School Ross $4,200,000 23 39.50
78 Immaculate Heart Middle School & High School Los Angeles $640,000 93 39.00
79 La Salle High School Pasadena $650,000 83 38.50
79 St. Joseph Notre Dame High School Alameda $760,000 67 38.50
79 French-American International School – San Francisco San Francisco $1,140,000 52 38.50
82 Sage Hill School Newport Coast $4,162,500 28 37.50
83 St. Ignatius College Preparatory School San Francisco $1,140,000 56 36.50
84 Bentley School Lafayette $1,400,000 40 36.00
85 Wildwood School Los Angeles $640,000 100 35.50
86 Maybeck High School Berkeley $875,000 70 33.50
86 Sacred Heart Preparatory Atherton $4,800,000 34 33.50
88 Alma Heights Christian Academy Pacifica $767,250 76 33.00
89 Convent of the Sacred Heart High School San Francisco $1,140,000 69 30.00
90 Bridgemont High School Daly City $707,000 95 29.50
91 Lycée Français de San Francisco – Ortega Campus San Francisco $1,140,000 72 28.50
92 St. Michael the Archangel Academy Irvine $820,000 87 26.00
93 Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory San Francisco $1,140,000 79 25.00
94 Woodside Priory School Portola Valley $2,800,000 58 23.50
95 Renaissance Academy La Canada Flintridge $1,417,500 68 21.50
96 The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco $1,140,000 88 20.50
97 San Francisco Waldorf School San Francisco $1,140,000 92 18.50
98 St. Francis High School Mountain View $1,355,000 82 16.00
99 Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy La Canada Flintridge $1,417,500 84 13.50
100 St. Francis High School La Canada Flintridge $1,417,500 86 12.50

Public middle schools in California

Finder.com Ranking School Area Median Home Price Niche School Rank Finder.com Score
1 Piedmont Middle School Piedmont $532,500 1 92.50
2 Carmel Valley Middle School San Diego $495,000 15 81.00
3 Mesa Verde Middle School San Diego $495,000 16 80.00
4 Oak Valley Middle School San Diego $495,000 21 75.00
5 Black Mountain Middle School San Diego $495,000 23 73.00
6 Bernardo Heights Middle School San Diego $495,000 24 72.00
7 Lakeside Middle School Irvine $820,000 9 64.00
8 Sierra Vista Middle School Irvine $820,000 10 63.00
9 South Lake Middle School Irvine $820,000 11 62.00
10 Venado Middle School Irvine $820,000 12 61.00
11 Chaparral Middle School Diamond Bar $580,000 30 60.00
11 Rancho San Joaquin Middle School Irvine $820,000 13 60.00
13 Plaza Vista School Irvine $820,000 14 59.00
14 Vista Verde School Irvine $820,000 19 54.00
15 Ridgecrest Intermediate School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 5 53.00
16 Twin Peaks Middle School Poway $600,000 37 51.00
17 Meadowbrook Middle School Poway $600,000 38 50.00
17 Miraleste Intermediate School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 8 50.00
19 Terman Middle School Palo Alto $2,390,000 2 49.50
20 Palos Verdes Intermediate School Palos Verdes Estates $1,500,000 7 48.50
20 Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School Palo Alto $2,390,000 3 48.50
22 Huntington Middle School San Marino $2,090,000 6 48.00
23 David Starr Jordan Middle School Palo Alto $2,390,000 4 47.50
24 Oak Middle School Los Alamitos $804,500 27 47.00
25 Sharon Christa McAuliffe Middle School Los Alamitos $804,500 29 45.00
25 Pleasanton Middle School Pleasanton $977,500 18 45.00
27 Suzanne Middle School Walnut $752,000 36 43.00
28 Foothills Middle School Arcadia $1,074,000 17 42.50
29 Maria Montessori Charter Academy Rocklin $447,000 59 40.00
30 Richard Henry Dana Middle School Arcadia $1,074,000 20 39.50
31 South Pointe Middle School Walnut $752,000 40 39.00
32 Oak Crest Middle School Encinitas $835,500 28 38.50
33 Harvest Park Middle School Pleasanton $977,500 25 38.00
34 First Avenue Middle School Arcadia $1,074,000 22 37.50
35 Pioneer Middle School Tustin $569,000 54 37.00
35 Thomas S. Hart Middle School Pleasanton $977,500 26 37.00
37 Diegueño Middle School Encinitas $835,500 33 33.50
38 Granite Oaks Middle School Rocklin $447,000 67 32.00
39 Earl Warren Middle School Solana Beach $850,000 34 31.50
40 Arroyo Vista Middle School Rancho Santa Margarita $560,000 62 30.00
40 Medea Creek Middle School Oak Park $759,000 48 30.00
42 Iron Horse Middle School San Ramon $833,250 39 29.50
43 Aliso Viejo Middle School Aliso Viejo $539,000 64 29.00
44 Gale Ranch Middle School San Ramon $833,250 41 27.50
45 Spring View Middle School Rocklin $447,000 72 27.00
45 Carmel Middle School Carmel $832,000 42 27.00
47 Albany Middle School Albany $720,000 57 23.50
47 Windemere Ranch Middle School San Ramon $833,250 45 23.50
49 Antelope Creek Elementary School Rocklin $447,000 76 23.00
49 Don Juan Avila Middle School Aliso Viejo $539,000 70 23.00
51 Oak Avenue Intermediate School Temple City $657,500 61 22.00
52 Pine Valley Middle School San Ramon $833,250 47 21.50
52 Horace Mann Elementary School Beverly Hills $2,353,000 32 21.50
54 Las Flores Middle School Los Flores $560,000 73 19.00
54 Manhattan Beach Middle School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 31 19.00
56 Beverly Vista Elementary School Beverly Hills $2,353,000 35 18.50
57 Newhart Middle School Mission Viejo $612,500 69 17.50
57 Ladera Ranch Middle School Ladera Ranch $663,000 65 17.50
59 C.E. Utt Middle School Tustin $569,000 74 17.00
60 Hewes Middle School Santa Ana $455,000 80 16.50
61 South Pasadena Middle School South Pasadena $1,155,500 43 14.00
62 Adams Middle School Redondo Beach $875,000 52 13.00
63 Coronado Middle School Coronado $1,244,500 46 10.50
63 Thurston Middle School Laguna Beach $1,560,000 44 10.50
65 Orchard Hills School Irvine $820,000 63 10.00
66 Bernice Ayer Middle School San Clemente $777,250 66 9.50
67 Niguel Hills Middle School Laguna Niguel $722,000 71 9.00
68 Diablo Vista Middle School Danville $1,063,500 53 8.00
69 Los Cerritos Middle School Thousand Oaks $634,000 78 7.50
69 Vista Del Mar Middle School San Clemente $777,250 68 7.50
71 Los Cerros Middle School Danville $1,063,500 55 6.00
72 Parker Whitney Elementary School Rocklin $447,000 94 5.00
72 Sycamore Canyon School Newbury Park $672,500 77 5.00
72 Nick G. Parras Middle School Redondo Beach $875,000 60 5.00
72 La Canada High School La Canada $1,417,500 51 5.00
72 Stone Valley Middle School Alamo $1,530,000 50 5.00
77 Hawthorne Elementary School Beverly Hills $2,353,000 49 4.50
78 Pacific Grove Middle School Pacific Grove $650,000 81 3.00
78 Charlotte Wood Middle School Danville $1,063,500 58 3.00
80 Edward J. Richardson Middle School Torrance $597,250 87 2.50
81 Carmenita Middle School Cerritos $633,000 85 1.00
81 Forest Grove Elementary School Pacific Grove $650,000 83 1.00
83 Granite Ridge Intermediate School Fresno $213,750 100 -0.50
84 El Rodeo Elementary School Beverly Hills $2,353,000 56 -2.50
85 Colina Middle School Thousand Oaks $634,000 90 -4.50
85 Brier Elementary School Fremont $770,000 82 -4.50
87 Calle Mayor Middle School Torrance $597,250 95 -5.50
88 Bert M. Lynn Middle School Torrance $597,250 96 -6.50
88 John M. Horner Junior High School Fremont $770,000 84 -6.50
90 Rosemont Middle School La Crescenta $700,000 88 -7.00
91 Redwood Middle School Thousand Oaks $634,000 93 -7.50
92 Circle of Independent Learning Charter School Fremont $770,000 86 -8.50
93 Martin Luther King Middle School Berkeley $875,000 75 -10.00
94 Scotts Valley Middle School Scotts Valley $750,000 91 -11.50
95 Serrano Intermediate School Lake Forest $611,000 99 -12.00
96 Eleanor M. Fallon Middle School Dublin $792,000 89 -14.50
97 Sequoia Middle School Newbury Park $672,500 97 -15.00
98 Lincoln Middle School Santa Monica $1,017,000 79 -17.50
99 Steven Millard Elementary School Fremont $770,000 98 -20.50
100 El Segundo Middle School El Segundo $888,250 92 -28.50

Public elementary schools in California

Finder.com Ranking School Area Median Home Price Niche School Rank Finder.com Score
1 Beach Elementary School Piedmont $532,500 1 90.50
2 Wildwood Elementary School Piedmont $532,500 2 90.00
3 Havens Elementary School Piedmont $532,500 3 89.50
4 Park Village Elementary School San Diego $495,000 32 83.50
5 Canyon View Elementary School San Diego $495,000 33 83.00
6 Deer Canyon Elementary School San Diego $495,000 37 81.00
7 Monterey Ridge Elementary School San Diego $495,000 38 80.50
8 Los Penasquitos Elementary School San Diego $495,000 41 79.00
9 Rolling Hills Elementary School San Diego $495,000 46 76.50
10 Stone Ranch Elementary School San Diego $495,000 49 75.00
11 Adobe Bluffs Elementary School San Diego $495,000 50 74.50
12 Willow Grove Elementary School San Diego $495,000 52 73.50
13 Stone Creek Elementary School Irvine $820,000 22 72.50
14 Del Sur Elementary School San Diego $495,000 56 71.50
15 Santiago Hills Elementary School Irvine $820,000 26 70.50
16 Turtle Rock Elementary School Irvine $820,000 28 69.50
17 Eastshore Elementary School Irvine $820,000 29 69.00
18 Creekside Elementary School San Diego $495,000 62 68.50
18 Canyon View Elementary School Irvine $820,000 30 68.50
20 Meadow Park Elementary School Irvine $820,000 31 68.00
21 Oak Valley Middle School San Diego $495,000 66 66.50
22 Turtleback Elementary School San Diego $495,000 67 66.00
22 Lucille M. Nixon Elementary School Stanford $913,000 11 66.00
24 Deerfield Elementary School Irvine $820,000 36 65.50
24 Escondido Elementary School Stanford $913,000 12 65.50
26 Jack L. Weaver Elementary School Los Alamitos $804,500 43 64.50
27 Bonita Canyon Elementary School Irvine $820,000 39 64.00
28 Stonegate Elementary School Irvine $820,000 40 63.50
29 Highland Ranch Elementary School San Diego $495,000 74 62.50
30 Los Alamitos Elementary School Los Alamitos $804,500 48 62.00
31 Plaza Vista School Irvine $820,000 44 61.50
32 Alderwood Basics Plus Elementary School Irvine $820,000 45 61.00
32 Point Vicente Elementary School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 5 61.00
34 Morning Creek Elementary School San Diego $495,000 83 58.00
34 Vista Verde School Irvine $820,000 51 58.00
36 Meadowbrook Middle School Poway $600,000 63 57.00
36 Westpark Elementary School Irvine $820,000 53 57.00
38 Brywood Elementary School Irvine $820,000 54 56.50
38 Cornerstone at Pedregal Elementary School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 14 56.50
40 Greentree Elementary School Irvine $820,000 55 56.00
41 Northwood Elementary School Irvine $820,000 57 55.00
41 Duveneck Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 4 55.00
43 Fairmeadow Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 6 54.00
44 Silver Spur Elementary School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 20 53.50
44 Palo Verde Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 7 53.50
46 Soleado Elementary School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 21 53.00
46 El Carmelo Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 8 53.00
48 Addison Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 9 52.50
49 Quail Summit Elementary School Diamond Bar $580,000 75 52.00
49 Rossmoor Elementary School Los Alamitos $804,500 68 52.00
49 Carver Elementary School San Marino $2,090,000 13 52.00
49 Juana Briones Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 10 52.00
53 Oak Creek Elementary School Irvine $820,000 64 51.50
54 Springbrook Elementary School Irvine $820,000 65 51.00
54 Vista Grande Elementary School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 25 51.00
54 Valentine Elementary School San Marino $2,090,000 15 51.00
57 Richard Henry Lee Elementary School Los Alamitos $804,500 71 50.50
57 Montemalaga Elementary School Palos Verdes Estates $1,500,000 18 50.50
59 Westwood Elementary School San Diego $495,000 99 50.00
59 Highland Oaks Elementary School Arcadia $1,074,000 35 50.00
61 Francis Hopkinson Elementary School Los Alamitos $804,500 73 49.50
61 Shoal Creek Elementary School San Diego $495,000 100 49.50
63 Rancho Vista Elementary School Rolling Hills Estates $1,348,800 23 49.00
63 Herbert Hoover Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 16 49.00
65 Woodbury Elementary School Irvine $820,000 70 48.50
65 Dapplegray Elementary School Rolling Hills Estates $1,348,800 24 48.50
65 Ohlone Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 17 48.50
68 Walnut Elementary School Walnut $752,000 78 47.50
68 Walter Hays Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 19 47.50
70 Mira Catalina Elementary School Rancho Palos Verdes $1,109,500 34 46.50
71 Evergreen Elementary School Diamond Bar $580,000 87 46.00
71 Lunada Bay Elementary School Palos Verdes Estates $1,500,000 27 46.00
73 College Park Elementary School Irvine $820,000 76 45.50
74 Chaparral Elementary School Poway $600,000 88 44.50
75 Twin Peaks Middle School Poway $600,000 89 44.00
75 Hugo Reid Elementary School Arcadia $1,074,000 47 44.00
77 Fairlands Elementary School Pleasanton $977,500 59 41.00
78 Henry P. Mohr Elementary School Pleasanton $977,500 60 40.50
79 Midland Elementary School Poway $600,000 98 39.50
80 Baldwin Stocker Elementary School Arcadia $1,074,000 58 38.50
81 University Park Elementary School Irvine $820,000 93 37.00
81 Foothills Middle School Arcadia $1,074,000 61 37.00
83 Phoebe Apperson Hearst Elementary School Pleasanton $977,500 69 36.00
83 Barron Park Elementary School Palo Alto $2,390,000 42 36.00
85 Lydiksen Elementary School Pleasanton $977,500 77 32.00
86 First Avenue Middle School Arcadia $1,074,000 72 31.50
87 Coyote Creek Elementary School San Ramon $833,250 86 29.50
88 Walnut Grove Elementary School Pleasanton $977,500 84 28.50
89 Camino Grove Elementary School Arcadia $1,074,000 82 26.50
90 Carmel River Elementary School Carmel $832,000 96 25.00
90 Longley Way Elementary School Arcadia $1,074,000 85 25.00
92 Tularcitos Elementary School Carmel Valley $887,000 97 23.50
92 Donlon Elementary School Pleasanton $977,500 94 23.50
94 Holly Avenue Elementary School Arcadia $1,074,000 92 21.50
95 Grand View Elementary School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 79 12.50
96 Aurelia Pennekamp Elementary School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 80 12.00
97 Pacific Elementary School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 81 11.50
98 Horace Mann Elementary School Beverly Hills $2,353,000 95 10.00
99 Opal Robinson Elementary School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 90 7.00
100 Meadows Avenue Elementary School Manhattan Beach $2,392,750 91 6.50

Sources and notes

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Notes: The median home price for Rancho Santa Margarita was also used for Les Flores. The median home price for Oakland was also used for Piedmont. The median home price for Rancho Santa Clara was also used for Stanford. The median home price for Rolling Hills was sourced from Zillow.

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