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2023 Best Charter High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #1 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    University Preparatory Academy Charter School

    Public School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    7-12,

    184 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says UPA has been an excellent learning environment throughout my 5 years as a student. The small class sizes allows for teachers, counsellors and staff to truly connect with students and accommodate....

    Read 184 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 702,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Summit Public School - Shasta Campus

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    DALY CITY, CA,

    9-12,

    75 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says As an incoming Senior at the school, I must say the school has changed throughout the years. Starting from freshman year I absolutely loved the admin, classes, culture, and extra curricular. However,....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 469,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Summit Public School - Denali Campus

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    SUNNYVALE, CA,

    6-12,

    24 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Denali is a good school to choose if you’re looking for a support structure from teachers. However the students are relatively cliquey and it could be hard to make friends. In my experience Denali....

    Read 24 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 634,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  4. #6 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Leadership Public Schools - Hayward

    Public School,

    HAYWARD, CA,

    9-12,

    271 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I'm part of the graduated class of 2020. The first thing to note about this school is that it is small, but because it is small there is much more one-to-one contact with teachers and counselors. It...However, due to its size, extracurricular clubs and sports are not as prevalent, and if they are, only succeed due to teachers' insistence and effort. Academic-wise, the teachers I came across were focused on seeing their students succeed and were truly passionate or willing to share their information and experience. At the end of my time here the...For College Prep, the school worked very hard to host events and offer students tools to ensure all parts of the college application process had support. FAFSA, Scholarships, College search,....

    Read 271 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 614,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  5. #8 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Circle of Independent Learning Charter School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    K-12,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says The pandemic year was a perfect time for us to try COIL. My son had begged me to homeschool him for over a year, and being in the tradition public school classroom was not working for him. I wish I....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 405,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  6. #10 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Oakland Charter High School

    Public School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    171 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Having been going to Oakland Charter High School for the past 3 years, I’ve seen many changes occur. Our school used to be in my opinion one of the best schools in Oakland. We had some of the best....

    Read 171 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 459,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  7. #11 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    KIPP King Collegiate High School

    Public School,

    SAN LORENZO, CA,

    9-12,

    313 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoyed being in a diverse environment where it felt that my teachers were rooting for me. At KIP teachers are always willing to stay some minutes after school in order to help the students fully....

    Read 313 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 674,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  8. #14 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Everest Public High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    9-12,

    182 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Everest because it is highly a small school! It gives me the opportunity to reach out to my teachers, getting one on one help, and overall create relationships with them. It is definitely a....

    Read 182 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 361,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  9. #15 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Gateway High School

    Public School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

    120 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have been at Gateway for all 4 years. What I like about the school is the smaller size of students compared to the other public high schools in the city. It is easy to know most of the teachers and....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 519,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  10. #16 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Design Tech High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    9-12,

    78 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Design Tech High school is a decent school. The biggest draws are the intersession system, the concurrent enrollment system, and the excellent campus. The intersession system is a two week period....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 557,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

  11. #19 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Summit Preparatory Charter High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    REDWOOD CITY, CA,

    9-12,

    126 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says My overall experience at this charter high school was like watching the continuation of a tv show that started off good but got more and more boring after the second season. Unlike a typical high....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 436,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  12. #20 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Contra Costa School of Performing Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    WALNUT CREEK, CA,

    6-12,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Contra Costa School of Performing Arts about a year ago and it was a pleasant school to be in. There were many opportunities given to students to perform in their major. The teachers....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 460,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

  13. #21 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Impact Academy of Arts & Technology

    Public School,

    HAYWARD, CA,

    6-12,

    210 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I have been at Impact Academy for six years now and have had both good and bad experiences. Starting with the good, when I first entered Impact I was never used to talking in front of lots of people....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 824,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

  14. #24 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Oakland Unity High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    62 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Oakland Unity High School is an amazing charter school! I have spent my whole high school experience in this school and I’m so happy I did. I love my classmates and my teachers, I live how our school....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 372,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  15. #25 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Summit Public School: Tamalpais

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    RICHMOND, CA,

    7-12,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says What I like about my school is that everyone is so understanding and courageous. I love how my school has so many connections to so many things. If we as students have something that we would like to....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 521,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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