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2023 Best Public High Schools for STEM in California

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  1. #10 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Lynbrook High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Lynbrook is a very academically-focused school. The environment is often described as competitive, however, students are generally supportive of each other and their individual endeavors. Quality of...As one may expect, AP classes have a heavier workload at Lynbrook, but in general I've found that I get more out of an AP class compared to a regular class. This is due to the teachers usually...Support for extracurricular programs such as clubs and sports will depend on the specific activity, as some programs are funded more than others. The school can improve on equally funding all....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,942,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  2. #11 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Saratoga High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This school’s actually amazing academically, but when you take a look at the school beyond that, it’s a terrible environment. It’s no single individual’s fault- not the administration or the....

    Read 210 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,159,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  3. #18 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Monta Vista High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    405 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says It is an overall fun school with many joyful people and teachers! The teachers remain calm and keep us safe even when times of emergency and evacuation. The school emails keep me on date with all the....

    Read 405 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,032,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  4. #19 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Mission San Jose High School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    408 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Ever since covid has started, perhaps, the first thing on my mind was starting high school. And, now that I am in high school, I do have to mention that it is quite weird without being there in...Also, shoutout to all the leadership students, who keep us entertained and energetic throughout the day with fun concepts, events, and fundraisers!.

    Read 408 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,063,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  5. #28 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    California Academy of Mathematics & Science

    Blue checkmark.

    Long Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    484 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 484 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 669,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  6. #32 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Cupertino High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Most teachers are enthusiastic about their subject and I can find friendly classmates in just about all of my classes. The campus is really nice and we have access to a lot of academic and tech....

    Read 489 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,198,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  7. #35 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    University High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've had a pretty amazing experience at University High School in Irvine, California. They have provided me with so many opportunities for rigorous learning and opportunities to be involved in so....

    Read 507 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,708,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  8. #42 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Los Altos High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've moved to this school very recently, I used to attend Great Oak High school and moved recently. This school by far has been amazing. Everything from the Teachers to the schools facility are....

    Read 329 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,209,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  9. #47 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Lowell High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1065 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lowell overall is a great high school for those looking to take competitive, rigorous courses. With the rigorous and challenging courses (29 APs, 11 honors), however, it is not uncommon for students....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,786,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  10. #50 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Homestead High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Homestead High School is excellent in terms of academics and extracurricular activities. Students fair well in all the fields and stand first when it comes to a dedication in general. Staff efforts....

    Read 471 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,379,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  11. #52 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Northwood High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I transferred to Northwood Highschool from another school in California. When I was a new student, I was embraced by staff such as my councilor in a way that made me feel safe. They helped me get....

    Read 547 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,756,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  12. #59 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Irvington High School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Irvington in 2019, and after two years away from this high school I can see how much growing up in this district has affected me. Like anything in life, there are many pros and cons.The pros- The benchmark projects (CHANGE, WIP, QUEST) help. I was definitely one of the students that complained about the benchmark projects when I had to do them, but looking back they gave me really...- A strong culture of striving for success. Almost every student here strives to go to college and that is really influential in shaping students. Everyone is striving for something great in life. CONS- The competitive culture can lead to anxiety. Anxiety and depression are extremely normalized here, and it wasn't until I got to college that I realized it was not normal..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,382,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  13. #60 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    La Canada High School

    Blue checkmark.

    La Canada Unified School District, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I'll start off with the bullying: There is none. Everyone is nice and helpful to each other. The homework is a bit much but with some encouragement from parents, it's not all that bad. The teachers....

    Read 350 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,058,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  14. #64 Best High Schools for STEM in California.

    Arcadia High School

    Arcadia Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1105 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says During my four years at Arcadia High School, I was challenged very academically. The students here take their education very seriously because they heavily emphasize the importance of getting into a....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,032,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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