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2022 Best public high schools in Orange County

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  1. #1 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Troy High School

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    Fullerton Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a Senior at Troy High School and have overall really enjoyed my experience here. I have nothing but great things to say about the Teachers, each teacher I have had has done an amazing....

    Read 943 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,614,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Orange County School of the Arts

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    Public School,

    SANTA ANA, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Orange County School of the Arts, it's such an incredibly diverse cultural and artistic environment. You get people from all around Southern California, from Los Angeles, Orange County, and....

    Read 564 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,204,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    University High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    503 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 503 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,708,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  4. #4 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Northwood High School

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    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    544 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 544 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,151,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 31 to 1,

  5. #6 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Oxford Academy

    Anaheim Union High School District, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience was mostly great. This is a rigorous school that demands drive and resilience. I learned the skills of HOW to study effectively, become a leader or supporting role, and obtain an....

    Read 645 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,283,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 29 to 1,

  6. #7 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Arnold O. Beckman High School

    Tustin Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Beckman was undoubtedly challenging because I came from a middle school that most people didn't attend. Although it was very hard making friends, clubs and sports made the transition....

    Read 753 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,938,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  7. #8 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Irvine High School

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    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I like how students have many opportunities for leadership and benefitting their community in school clubs and organizations. A club fair is hosted once a year at lunch where students promote their....

    Read 403 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,380,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  8. #9 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Portola High School

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    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This school is very clean, rigorous, and fun, and has good resources for its students. My sophomore year was a little difficult because I had some mental health issues towards the end of the year and....

    Read 64 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,895,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 31 to 1,

  9. #11 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Valencia High School

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    Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My time at Valencia High School was full of ups and downs, but the high school was a relatively great school with top tier academic rigor and options. With passionate teachers, committed students,....

    Read 454 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,628,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  10. #16 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    San Juan Hills High School

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    Capistrano Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I enjoyed it a lot because it taught me a lot about myself and how to handle certain situations. This school also made me feel at home because of the comfortable environment. All the classrooms and....

    Read 424 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,916,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  11. #17 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Laguna Beach High School

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    Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Excellent school, beautiful campus, amazing teachers. Amazing classes and activities, the school is very well funded and taken care of, & I can tell I got a better education compared to others and it...I always felt very safe and lucky to go there. However, very privileged kids and parents, and it shows, Laguna is old money and can be quite pretentious! Had a difficult time fitting in (as did my...Small school, feels private (about 1,000 students), amazing for your kids education and ability to be a part of something they'd love (ceramics, silk screening, theatre, beach volleyball, basketball,....

    Read 150 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,052,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  12. #19 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Los Alamitos High School

    Los Alamitos Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says In the midst of my final semester at Los Alamitos High School, I can say that I have had an overall good experience. Most have my teachers have been skilled and engaging and I have enjoyed the....

    Read 904 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,208,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  13. #20 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Mission Viejo High School

    Saddleback Valley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says During my time as a student at Mission Viejo High School, I found and experienced many good things. The school is one of the few institutions that offers courses in the international baccalaureate....

    Read 634 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,949,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  14. #21 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Aliso Niguel High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Capistrano Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says (I am biased as a queer person of color, performing arts student, and member of a second-generation immigrant family.)It's a National Blue Ribbon school, but the hard-working students skew the school's performance. Many come from high-income homes and/or immigrant families. The students from said immigrant families...Some of our teachers and administrators are awful. Many non-honors students are unmotivated and don't receive help.There is a good level of diversity. I'd say the number of black students doubled since the pandemic. That's not saying much since there was only a handful before, but it's an improvement. Almost a...We have a new and modern science building, but semi-functional sinks and water fountains.The VPA teachers are extremely passionate about their trade as are the kids.We are next to Aliso Creek. It's an ecological disaster and smells of sewage. We're used to it, but it can't be healthy..

    Read 744 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,036,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

  15. #22 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    El Dorado High School

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    Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The best thing about El Dorado is the remarkable and unique school spirit on campus! Everyone on staff and in the classrooms are incredibly kind, generous, and helpful to guide you on your path to....

    Read 315 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,010,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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