Niche ESUSD Top 20 in California

The El Segundo Unified School District has been ranked as the 19th best in California and in the top 1 percent nationwide on the 2023 K-12 Schools Report Card.

The website compares and ranks more than 11,000 school districts across the United States based on a rigorous analysis of data and reviews. The Niche 2023 Best School Districts lists is segmented into national, state, and local rankings, and ESUSD holds notable spots at each level. 

Overall, the district earned a Niche Grade of A+, while securing a spot among the top 1 percent of the Best School Districts in America and the top 4 percent in California. ESUSD is in the top 10 on the list of Best School Districts in Los Angeles County, as well as the top 1 percent of the Best School Districts to Teach in both California and nationwide. 

Individual schools within ESUSD also earned high rankings by El Segundo High School ranks in the top 2 percent of the Best Public High Schools in America, out of the nearly 20,000 schools analyzed by Niche. ESHS ranks in the top 4 percent of the Best Public High Schools in California, and is also in the top 3 percent for Best High Schools for Athletes in California.

El Segundo Middle School ranks in the top 4 percent of the Best Public Middle Schools in California. And, both of ESUSD’s elementary schools received overall A+ ratings. Center Street and Richmond Street schools are ranked in the top 1 percent for both Best Public Elementary School Teachers in California and Best Public Elementary Schools in California. The schools also ranked in the top 2 percent in Los Angeles County in both categories.

“We are incredibly proud of our rankings on this year’s lists of the best schools and districts in our state and across the country,” said ESUSD Board President Tracey Miller-Zarneke. “While there is much more to our district than high rankings, this news is a big point of pride for our entire community. On behalf of the Board, I want to thank our incredible teachers, students, families, and administrators for everything they have done to make El Segundo Unified such a thriving place to learn.”

Niche arrives at its rankings by analyzing key statistics and data from thousands of schools. It incorporates information from the U.S. Department of Education and reviews from students and parents. Factors also include state test scores, college readiness indicators, graduation rates, SAT and ACT scores, teacher quality, and the overall quality of the school district.

For each school’s profile and a full list of the 2023 rankings, methodologies, and data sources, visit