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The Best Public Schools in California for 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017   /   by Nicole Solari

The Best Public Schools in California for 2017

BEVERLY HILLS, CA -- With all the attention on public education of late because of the contentious confirmation fight of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, this report card on California public schools couldn't come at a better time.

The list of the best public schools in California was compiled by Niche based on criteria such as academics and outcomes. Most areas of the state can claim bragging rights with schools in the top-10 spots.

Niche, a website for researching schools, used a variety of factors including SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio, the quality of colleges students consider, and reviews from students and parents for its ranking.

Here is the rankings of the Top Public High Schools in California:

  1. Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, CA
  2. Troy High School, Fullerton, CA
  3. Miramonte High School, Orinda, CA
  4. Saratoga High School, Saratoga, CA
  5. Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA
  6. Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  7. Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
  8. Redwood High School, Larkspur, CA
  9. Westview High School, San Diego, CA
  10. Carmel High School, Carmel, CA
  11. Mountain View High School, Mountain View, CA
  12. Lowell High School, San Francisco, CA
  13. Northwood High School, Irvine, CA
  14. Granada Hills Charter High School, Granada Hills, CA
  15. Aragon High School, San Mateo, CA
  16. California Academy of Mathematics & Science, Carson, CA
  17. Torrey Pines High School, San Diego, CA
  18. Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA
  19. Burlingame High School, Burlingame, CA
  20. Del Norte High School, San Diego, CA
  21. Los Gatos High School, Los Gatos, CA
  22. San Mateo High School, San Mateo, CA
  23. Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton, CA
  24. Campolindo High School, Moraga, CA
  25. Oak Park High School, Oak Park, CA
  26. San Marino High School, San Marino, CA
  27. Lynbrook High School, San Jose, CA
  28. University High School, Irvine, CA
  29. Arcadia High School, Arcadia, CA
  30. Coronado High School, Coronado, CA
  31. Redondo Union High School, Redondo Beach, CA
  32. Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Beach, CA
  33. Dougherty Valley High School, San Ramon, CA
  34. Albany High School, Albany, CA
  35. Piedmont High School, Piedmont, CA
  36. Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica, CA
  37. Cupertino High School, Cupertino, CA
  38. San Dieguito High Academy, Encinitas, CA
  39. Tamalpais High School, Mill Valley, CA
  40. Carlmont High School, Belmont, CA
  41. Sir Francis Drake High School, San Anselmo, CA
  42. Granite Bay High School, Granite Bay, CA
  43. Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine, CA
  44. Hillsdale High School, San Mateo, CA
  45. Oxford Academy, Cypress, CA
  46. Woodbridge High School, Irvine, CA
  47. Foothill High School, Pleasanton, CA
  48. Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, CA
  49. Whitney High School, Cerritos, CA
  50. Pacific Collegiate Charter School, Santa Cruz, CA
  51. Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA
  52. Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  53. Davis Senior High School, Davis, CA
  54. Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, CA
  55. Los Alamitos High School, Los Alamitos, CA
  56. Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
  57. La Canada High School, La Canada, CA
  58. Westlake High School, Westlake Village, CA
  59. South Pasadena Senior High School, South Pasadena, CA
  60. Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, CA
  61. Santa Susana High School, Simi Valley, CA
  62. Acalanes High School, Lafayette, CA
  63. University Preparatory, Redding, CA
  64. University High School, Fresno, CA
  65. Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, CA
  66. Mt. Carmel High School, San Diego, CA
  67. L.A. County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  68. Diamond Bar High School, Diamond Bar, CA
  69. Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills, CA
  70. Rancho Bernardo High School, San Diego, CA
  71. Mills High School, Millbrae, CA
  72. Poway High School, Poway, CA
  73. Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA
  74. Helix High School, La Mesa, CA
  75. Olympian High School, Chula Vista, CA
  76. Irvine High School, Irvine, CA
  77. Yorba Linda High School, Yorba Linda, CA
  78. Valencia High School, Placentia, CA
  79. Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, CA
  80. University Preparatory Academy Charter School, San Jose, CA
  81. Walnut High School, Walnut, CA
  82. Saint Helena High School, St. Helena, CA
  83. Culver City High School, Culver City, CA
  84. Mission Vista High School, Oceanside, CA
  85. Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, CA
  86. Laguna Beach High School, Laguna Beach, CA
  87. Monte Vista High School, Danville, CA
  88. Temple City High School, Temple City, CA
  89. Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, CA
  90. Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA
  91. Dublin High School, Dublin, CA
  92. Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, CA
  93. Great Oak High School, Temecula, CA
  94. West Campus, Sacramento, CA
  95. San Juan Hills High School, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  96. Leland High School, San Jose, CA
  97. Fountain Valley High School, Fountain Valley, CA
  98. Newbury Park High School, Newbury Park, CA
  99. University City High School, San Diego, CA


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