*based on the California Department of Education's just-released Academic Performance Index (API) rankings, which are derived from statewide test scores.
What follows are the 10 best OC elementary schools based on their 2009 base API. The state also breaks down schools based on their rankings when compared with schools of similar demographics.
1.) (tie) Jack L. Weaver, Los Alamitos (980)
Turtle Rock, Irvine (980)
3.) (tie) Bonita Canyon, Irvine (964)
Canyon View, Irvine (964)
Ethan B. Allen, Fountain Valley (964)
6.) Alderwood Basics Plus, Irvine (956)
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7.) Robert C. Fisler, Fullerton (955)
8.) Los Coyotes, La Palma (953)
9.) Plaza Vista, Irvine (950)
10.) Laguna Road, Fullerton (949)