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80%
  • Toro Park Elementary
  • 43 San Benancio Rd., Salinas
  • Washington Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 3 · Students: 387
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
67%
  • Washington Elementary
  • 43 San Benancio Rd., Salinas
  • Washington Union Elementary
  • Grades: 4 - 5 · Students: 208
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
64%
  • San Benancio Middle School
  • 43 San Benancio Rd., Salinas
  • Washington Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 338
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
60%
  • Graves Elementary
  • 15 Mcfadden Rd., Salinas
  • Graves Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 36
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
45%
  • Buena Vista Middle School
  • 18250 Tara Dr., Salinas
  • Spreckels Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 365
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
39%
  • Salinas High
  • 726 S. Main St., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,541
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 24:1
35%
  • Millennium Charter High
  • Po Box 8051, Salinas
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 151
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
35%
  • Everett Alvarez High
  • 1900 Independence Blvd., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,496
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
32%
  • Mission Park Elementary
  • 403 W. Acacia St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 725
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
31%
  • John E. Steinbeck Elementary
  • 1714 Burlington Dr., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 662
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
30%
  • Washington Middle School
  • 560 Iverson St., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 1,152
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
28%
  • New Republic Elementary
  • 636 Arcadia Way, Salinas
  • Santa Rita Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 552
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
28%
  • North Salinas High
  • 55 Kip Dr., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,920
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
27%
  • Monterey County Home Charter
  • Po Box 80851, Salinas
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 402
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
27%
  • Alisal High
  • 777 Williams Rd., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 2,480
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
27%
  • Bolsa Knolls Middle School
  • 1031 Rogge Rd., Salinas
  • Santa Rita Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 541
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 31:1
26%
  • Creekside Elementary
  • 1770 Kittery St., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 714
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
25%
  • Gavilan View Middle School
  • 18250 Vab Buren., Salinas
  • Santa Rita Union Elementary
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 560
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
24%
  • La Joya Elementary
  • 55 Rogge Rd., Salinas
  • Santa Rita Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 498
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
24%
  • Harden Middle School
  • 1561 Mckinnon St., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 1,194
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
24%
  • Henry F. Kammann Elementary
  • 521 Rochex St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 879
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
24%
  • Mckinnon
  • 2100 Mckinnon, Salinas
  • Santa Rita Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 483
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 25:1
23%
  • Laurel Wood Elementary
  • 645 Larkin St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 552
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
23%
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • 705 California St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 662
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
20%
  • Los Padres Elementary
  • 1130 John St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 788
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
19%
  • Frank Paul Elementary
  • 1300 Rider Ave., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 814
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
19%
  • La Paz Middle School
  • 1300 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 1,038
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 21:1
18%
  • Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary
  • 680 Las Casitas Dr., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 738
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
17%
  • Oasis Charter Public
  • 1135 W.ridge Pkwy., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 8 · Students: 229
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
17%
  • Oscar F. Loya Elementary
  • 1505 Cougar Dr., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 774
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
16%
  • El Sausal Middle School
  • 1155 E. Alisal St., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 952
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
16%
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy
  • 925 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 563
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
14%
  • Monterey Park Elementary
  • 410 San Miguel Ave., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 545
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
14%
  • Tiburcio Vasquez Elementary
  • 1300 Tuscany Blvd, Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 566
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
14%
  • Bardin Elementary
  • 425 Bardin Rd., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 737
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
13%
  • Cesar E. Chavez Elementary
  • 1225 Towt St., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 859
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
13%
  • Fremont Elementary
  • 1255 E. Market St., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 884
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
12%
  • University Park Elementary
  • 833 W. Acacia St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 580
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 26:1
12%
  • Santa Rita Elementary
  • 2014 S. Santa Rita St., Salinas
  • Santa Rita Union Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 658
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 29:1
12%
  • Alisal Community
  • 1437 Del Monte Ave., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 775
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
12%
  • El Gabilan Elementary
  • 1256 Linwood Dr., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 772
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
11%
  • Sherwood Elementary
  • 110 S. Wood St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 889
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
11%
  • Natividad Elementary
  • 1465 Modoc Ave., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 702
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 23:1
10%
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • 120 Capitol St., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 627
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 30:1
9%
  • Loma Vista Elementary
  • 757 Sausal Dr., Salinas
  • Salinas City Elementary
  • Grades: KG - 6 · Students: 615
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 28:1
9%
  • Jesse G. Sanchez Elementary
  • 901 N. Sanborn Rd., Salinas
  • Alisal Union
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 838
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 27:1
n/a
  • El Puente
  • 20 Sherwood Pl., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 430
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 76:1
n/a
  • Mount Toro High
  • 10 Sherwood Pl., Salinas
  • Salinas Union High
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 209
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
n/a
  • Monterey County Special Education
  • Po Box 80851, Salinas
  • Monterey County Office of Education
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: 292
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 7:1
n/a
  • Mission Trails Rop
  • 867 E. Laurel Dr., Salinas
  • Mission Trails ROP
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 0
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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Salinas school information

IndexSalinasCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores25%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio21:120:116:1
Total public schools528,30879,221
Total private schools93,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools51,0857,963
The Salinas, CA educational system consists of 52 public schools, 9 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Salinas public schools have average test scores of 25% which is 35% lower than than the California average and 49% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Salinas public schools is 21:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 59.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 56.2% have completed high school, 12.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Salinas

IndexSalinasCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade59.7%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school56.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college37.3%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters3.8%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.6%1.3%

There are a total of 52 public schools, 9 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Salinas. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Salinas, CA schools is 25%. The average student to teacher ratio is 21:1. In Salinas, CA, an average of 59.7% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 56.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Salinas schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Salinas, CA schools.

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Source: The Salinas, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.
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