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2024 Best Public High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #4 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Lowell High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1098 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lowell, overall, has been an amazing experience for me. It is awesome to go to a school where everyone truly cares about working hard and learning. Additionally, students are very engaged in...On the flip side of Lowell's academic engagement is its competitive atmosphere. Over my four years here, I have found myself buying into the comparison culture, always defining myself based on what...If I had to do it over again, I would 100% pick Lowell. The highly academically focused environment, despite its downsides, has pushed me to manage my time and priorities. I have formed lasting....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,652,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  2. #6 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mountain View High School

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

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This school is very competitive. We have many sports teams that are league champions, robotics goes to nationals every year, and you can feel that. I would think that most kids not in MVHS would....

    Read 304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,316,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  3. #15 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Foothill High School

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    Pleasanton Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Being at Foothill for the last 4 years, I was heavily involved with the school. Seeing as I was in the leadership program, I had more interactions with the administration than the average student.....

    Read 428 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,202,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  4. #17 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mills High School

    San Mateo Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says With the simple purpose of getting through school, I was determined to make no connections with anyone there. However, after several group assignments during class and clubs, I became interested in...To participate in the school talent show, I took up the piano again after having not touched it in seven years. Mills, to me, was an amazing experience and changed my whole life..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,156,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  5. #18 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mission Early College High

    Blue checkmark.

    Santa Clara Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience in Mission College High was unlike any other. For starters, we are allowed to do college classes on a real college campus. With this opportunity, I was able to be on track to completing....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 146,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  6. #19 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Piedmont High School

    Piedmont City Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Certainly one of the best public schools in the Bay Area. Very involved families and community with a significant fundraising arm that appears to help make up the significant shortfall from the...Issues are with keeping and finding good/great faculty. Overall my kids are happy here and I think they are getting a pretty great education and are going to be fairly prepared for college..

    Read 96 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 814,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  7. #20 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Carlmont High School

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    Sequoia Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Carlmont High School has a great community of students. Carlmont welcomes all kinds of students and has opportunities for all through clubs and sports. I am part of the cheer team and love the school....

    Read 339 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,302,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  8. #25 Best Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Dougherty Valley High School

    Blue checkmark.

    San Ramon Valley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Overall, it was a fairly enjoyable experience, not only because of the resources that were provided to the students, but also the general atmosphere of the school, which often proved to be unbiased...On the other hand, there are a couple of things that could be worked upon, such as the stifling and unhealthy academic culture that is encouraged by the majority of the student population..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,340,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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