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2023 Best High Schools in the Los Angeles Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Harvard-Westlake School

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    Private School,

    CA,

    7-12,

    163 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Joyful pursuit of excellence! My two daughters are attending Harvard-Westlake. One is in lower school and the other is a junior in the upper school. For the past several years they have been evolving...Applying historical-cultural insights to contemporary moments, have a richer appreciation for the need to be an engaged active glocal and global citizen and are more than ready for college!.

    Read 163 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,620,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #3 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Polytechnic School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    K-12,

    107 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says As a parent of current poly students, I can attest to the quality of the teachers, faculty, student body and facilities. Poly is academically rigorous and sets high expectations for its students...inclusion, tolerance and integrity are all modeled and reinforced throughout the campus at every grade level. Poly can of course continue to work on its diversity by reaching out to the larger Los....

    Read 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 872,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  3. #7 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Westridge School

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    Private School,

    PASADENA, CA,

    4-12,

    128 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says When we were looking for private school, we were looking for a school not only offers robust academic curriculums, but also emphasizes on character and social-emotional learning. Our daughters have....

    Read 128 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 550,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  4. #8 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    The Webb Schools

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    Private School,

    CLAREMONT, CA,

    9-12,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says Recent alum here, fantastic school for academic development. The teachers here are top notch and the relationships they foster with students is extremely unique at the high school level. We were...The ONLY negative gripe I have with Webb is the college admissions staff and their deceiving system that is inherently unequal. They claim to use a system based on "fit," but instead cater to a....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 404,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #10 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Oakwood School

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    Private School,

    NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA,

    K-12,

    53 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Oakwood School provides an excellent education that shapes the entire student. The teacher-student relationships at Oakwood are incredible, as teachers prioritize their students' educational....

    Read 53 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 824,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  6. #11 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Sierra Canyon School

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    Private School,

    CHATSWORTH, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    102 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have had an amazing experience at Sierra Canyon. Our son is a student-athlete. Academics are very important to him. He finished his senior year with a 4.4 GPA while playing on one of the top....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,154,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  7. #12 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    TVT Community Day School

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    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    171 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Under the difficult period of Covid-19, everyone is struggling to adapt to rapid changes. When times like this extend, individual strength slowly fades away. Where shall we draw strength from? The...TVT as the forerunner, gave us some very good examples of smart decision making. We draw strength from it and we‘re very proud to be a part of TVT!.

    Read 171 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 802,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  8. #15 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Marymount High School

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    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

    120 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has completed her Freshman year at Marymount and I can't express enough how incredible the year was for her. Socially she made many new friends, who all have different interests,....

    Read 120 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 322,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  9. #17 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    St. Margaret's Episcopal School

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    Private School,

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have 2 children at St. Margaret's and I can't say enough good things about the school and the environment. They really do try to develop the whole child. It isn't just a factory trying to turn...If you want your child to develop into a great adult with compassion and drive, then SMES is an excellent place to go..

    Read 55 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,250,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  10. #2 Best Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    California Academy of Mathematics & Science

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    Long Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says After sending our son for a year, we are happy to tell that the school is filled with wonderful people.CAMS students are kind, friendly, supporting each other across grades, and caring younger students very well. Parents are very nice and supportive, too.Most teachers have decent backgrounds/careers. It's easy to communicate with teachers and school staffs. Minimal donation/volunteer requests. The school is for students like Engineering, Computer Science, or Bio-technology. Required courses include manufacturing with CNC machines & industrial 3D printers, computer programming, CAD...Located on CSUDH campus, junior/senior students may take the college classes at reasonable cost.More than 50 clubs to choose from. 1/5 students join FRC or VEX Robotics teams. While sports teams are limited, good players compete at tournaments. Dancing teams actively perform at various school...A lot of fun and exciting opportunities at CAMS!.

    Read 480 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 669,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  11. #3 Best Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Orange County School of the Arts

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    Public School,

    SANTA ANA, CA,

    7-12,

    578 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says OCSA is an amazing place, we welcome everyone regardless of your beliefs and personal identifiers. Males can wear a skirt and nail polish and not feel afraid or intimidated. Students are....

    Read 578 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,277,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  12. #18 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    The Buckley School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SHERMAN OAKS, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Buckley has an incredible community of faculty, students, alumni, and parents. I've worked at the school for several years now and have been so impressed by the caliber of my colleagues and students. In particular, I appreciate how our smaller size encourages students to take on more challenges; my students take rigorous courses while also participating in sports, playing an instrument, writing...The campus is also beautiful, situated in the mountains -- there is even a nature trail off the field! The school has incredible, state-of-the-art facilities for arts, tech, athletics, and more..

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 830,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  13. #21 Best Private High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    The Archer School for Girls

    Private School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

    126 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my six years at Archer and would recommend it to any girl who is invested in their education and loves learning. The teachers are amazing; I have never felt bored by the classes. You are....

    Read 126 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 496,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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