Elementary and high school students living in Pico Rivera are served by the El Rancho Unified School District and the Montebello Unified School District. There are also two parochial schools (grades 1-8) and one private school (K-12) in town. Nearby community colleges and universities that provide higher education include Rio Hondo College, Cerritos College, California State University Los Angeles, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona.

Public Schools in Pico Rivera

Elementary Schools

  • Birney Tech Academy
  • Durfee Elementary
  • Magee Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Montebello Gardens Elementary (Montebello Unified School District)
  • North Ranchito Elementary
  • Rio Vista Elementary
  • Rivera Elementary
  • South Ranchito Dual Language Academy
  • Valencia Academy of the Arts

Middle Schools

  • North Park Academy of the Arts
  • Rivera Middle School 
  • S.T.E.A.M. Academy at Burke 

High Schools

  • El Rancho High School
  • Ellen Ochoa Prep Academy
  • Ruben Salazar Continuation High School

Pre-Kinder - 12 and Adult Programs

  • El Rancho Education Center