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2024 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,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I have loved my time at Troy High School these past four years. Even though my sophomore year was Covid, my school has prepared me for everything I can imagine college will possibly be. I have....

    Read 967 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,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I believe that the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) is an excellent school. I am in my 3rd year at this school, as a freshman, and there are so many art opportunities for students wanting to....

    Read 601 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,217,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  3. #4 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Oxford Academy

    Anaheim Union High School District, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The school puts a lot of emphasis on academics and its curriculum is very advanced, but creates a negative school environment. Bullying and school violence is at a minimum, but socially, the school....

    Read 669 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,289,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Northwood High School

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    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says great school! i moved here from a city about 30 min away, and i'm definitely not a super extroverted person, so it was a bit hard for me to make friends at first. i'd definitely recommend getting....

    Read 563 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,200,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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

    Woodbridge High School

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    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Woodbridge High School offers students with an abundance of resources and support from staff members to give their students a pathway to success. The campus contains many clubs encouraging unity on....

    Read 503 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,244,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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

    Arnold O. Beckman High School

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    Tustin Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    782 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 782 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,811,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

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

    Early College High School

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Niche User says This school is amazing! It has no sports, very few clubs, music, and arts, but it is still great. All the teachers and students here are so nice. I feel so comfortable with all of them. The school is....

    Read 143 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 212,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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

    Sunny Hills High School

    Fullerton Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The academics and extracurriculars offered there are really quite fantastic. Sunny Hills has a plethora of AP and Honors classes to choose from, as well as a rigorous IB program. There are a wide...The BEST part about Sunny, by far, is the annual International Food Fair. In the spring, the school hosts a festival with hundreds of tables for students to exchange food for tickets at, and these...As for the worst part of Sunny, I'd probably say it's the cliques that can form there. If you don't fall into a friend group fast, it's hard to fit in..

    Read 621 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,422,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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

    Capistrano Valley High School

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    Capistrano Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, Capo Valley High School has been one of the best experiences of my life. Before coming into high school, I was a very shy and anxious person. I was reluctant to socialize and often found....

    Read 488 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,077,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  10. #12 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Tesoro High School

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    Capistrano Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The education level at Tesoro is really good. If you were to take the lowest level classes then those are perfect for those not comfortable with difficult lessons, but if you were to take higher....

    Read 435 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,268,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  11. #13 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Laguna Beach High School

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    Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says In the past 3 years of high school, I have had a lot of fun and eventful, yet stress-filled days. I was able to find something I was passionate about through the dance program. With this....

    Read 155 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,013,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  12. #14 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Fountain Valley High School

    Huntington Beach Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says During my transformative years at Fountain Valley High School, I had the incredible opportunity to cultivate invaluable experiences that have left an indelible mark on my life. The friendships I fostered during my time at Fountain Valley High School are nothing short of remarkable. From sharing laughter in the cafeteria to collaborating on group projects that challenged our...As a young mind brimming with curiosity and ambition, Fountain Valley High School provided the ideal canvas for me to explore my passion for engineering. The dedicated educators and well-equipped....

    Read 864 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,286,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

  13. #15 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Valencia High School

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    Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Hello, I am currently a student at Valencia High School and I am here to rate rate with complete authenticity. For my main point I believe that this school can exceed a student's expectations as the....

    Read 477 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,628,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  14. #17 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    San Juan Hills High School

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    Capistrano Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says San Juan Hills high school is a great school. The academics and the classes available to take for overachievers are great. I have been in over 10 honors and AP classes and my experience overall has....

    Read 449 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,939,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  15. #20 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Los Alamitos High School

    Los Alamitos Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I adore how Los Alamitos High has many classes and paths for students to take. In fact, a new STEM building was added last year to provide more classrooms, newer chemistry supplies, and a robotics....

    Read 925 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,172,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  16. #21 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Portola High School

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Personally my experience at Portola had been wonderful, they provide multiple resources to help learn my career options and help me pursue them. Additionally I have seen the input teacher put towards....

    Read 78 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,097,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  17. #22 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Esperanza High School

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    Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Esperanza High School is a fantastic school overall. They offer a wide variety of programs in order to ensure that students are given the opportunity to excel, such as the medical academy, the video....

    Read 318 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,445,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  18. #23 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    John F. Kennedy High School

    Anaheim Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The school that I currently attend, John F. Kennedy High School, has its pros and cons. The positive side of going includes being part of a welcoming community. Most teachers set the standard of....

    Read 625 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,162,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  19. #24 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    El Dorado High School

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    Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says It’s been ok, usual and casual high school experience. Starting out was rough, since I had transferred schools and districts the summer before freshman year during covid. Since then, I’ve noticed the....

    Read 326 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,998,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  20. #25 Best Public High Schools in Orange County.

    Trabuco Hills High School

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    Saddleback Valley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I personally love Trabuco Hills Highschool. A variety of classes are offered to those who attend. Languages such as German,Spanish,ASL, and French are all offered on campus. There is amazing....

    Read 643 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,676,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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