Top and Bottom 10 Districts

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Out of 287 districts, we identified the Top and Bottom 10 performers.  Some notable findings:
 

Top 10

  • Half of the top districts are located in Los Angeles County; another three are in Fresno County. 

  • Bonita Unified, in eastern Los Angeles County, is the only district with over 60% to meet or exceed grade level

  • Several of the Top 10 districts are geographical neighbors, packed into tight clusters of high-performing districts

Bottom 10

  • Among the Bottom 10, four districts are in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, the heart of Silicon Valley, and eight are in Northern California

  • Two have less than 40% high-need students; one has 17%, the lowest of any district in the rankings

Top 10 Ranked Districts

Rank
District
County
Meet & Exceed Grade Level
Enrollment
% High-Need Students
Revenue / Student
1
Bonita Unified
Los Angeles
64%
10,039
39%
11,650
2
Etiwanda Elementary
San Bernardino
57%
14,020
41%
11,266
3
Kingsburg Elementary Charter
Fresno
55%
2,150
51%
10,662
4
Clovis Unified
Fresno
54%
43,654
45%
11,241
5
Covina-Valley Unified
Los Angeles
53%
11,660
69%
13,214
6
Little Lake City Elementary
Los Angeles
53%
4,369
71%
12,338
7
Whittier City Elementary
Los Angeles
51%
6,022
78%
11,897
8
Firebaugh-Las Deltas Unified
Fresno
51%
2,237
92%
13,459
9
East Whittier City Elementary
Los Angeles
50%
8,471
57%
12,254
10
Murrieta Valley Unified
Riverside
50%
23,470
38%
11,322

Bottom 10 Ranked Districts

Rank
District
County
Meet & Exceed Grade Level
Enrollment
% High-Need Students
Revenue / Student
287
Ocean View
Ventura
15%
2,452
84%
11,826
286
Fillmore Unified
Ventura
16%
3,734
78%
12,977
285
Ravenswood City Elementary
San Mateo
18%
3,269
93%
21,772
284
San Mateo-Foster City
San Mateo
18%
11,576
37%
12,840
283
Sonoma Valley Unified
Sonoma
19%
4,203
61%
16,235
282
Oakland Unified
Alameda
19%
49,588
76%
17,084
281
West Contra Costa Unified
Contra Costa
19%
32,143
71%
13,411
280
Pajaro Valley Unified
Santa Cruz
19%
19,772
81%
15,292
279
Palo Alto Unified
Santa Clara
20%
11,745
17%
22,896
278
Morgan Hill Unified
Santa Clara
20%
9,022
40%
11,203

Meet & Exceed based on SED Latinx 3rd graders - see Sources & Notes for more info