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2024 Best Public High Schools in Downtown

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  1. #144 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Renaissance Arts Academy

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Such an incredible school! The admin is incredibly supportive & has always made themselves available (along with advisors from every subject) to meet with me & my children to discuss their progress....

    Read 44 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 505,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #159 Best Public High Schools in California.

    L.A. County High School for the Arts

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    Los Angeles County Office of Education, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says LACHSA is honestly... half-and-half.The arts programs at this school are absolutely phenomenal. This school has students are incredibly gifted, as well as teachers just as gifted as the students.School spirit is through the roof! Many events at LACHSA are student-run, featuring student performances.Halloween is absolutely the biggest event at this school. Almost all students dress up (it's completely fine if you don't), and everyone has amazing costumes--especially the visual artists.Another thing, there is virtually zero bullying in this school. Everyone is incredibly kind and helps each other.Where I draw the line, is academics.This school has probably one of the worst academic programs when it comes to high schools. It's embarrassingly bad.While of course, there are exceptions, many academic teachers are not very good at teaching their subjects to students, regardless of if they are kind or not.Other things; amazing food, 4:00pm dismissaltldr; good arts, bad academics..

    Read 214 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 527,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #394 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Middle College High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says In my experience at Middle College High School, I've come across nothing less than admirable students and staff alike. I have been given immense opportunities with college and other aspects to....

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 383,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  4. #401 Best Public High Schools in California.

    King/Drew Medical Magnet High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says The best part about King Drew has to be the support we get from certain teachers and the support we get from counselors. My specific counselor who was assigned for the class of 2025 from freshmen to....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,380,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  5. #680 Best Public High Schools in California.

    New Millennium Secondary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    GARDENA, CA,

    9-12,

    124 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says NMSS is a wonderful school. My son came in as a Freshman once schools opened back up after the COVID pandemic shutdown. He came to school with social anxiety due to the negative effects of the....

    Read 124 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 186,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  6. #824 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Aspire Ollin University Preparatory Academy

    Public School,

    HUNTINGTON PARK, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended the school for both middle school and high school. The teachers were accommodating and caring. They only want their students to succeed in any way possible, that is working towards getting....

    Read 65 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 559,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  7. #833 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Animo Pat Brown Charter High School

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    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My name is Elina, I'm currently an Alumni, graduated 2023. My experience in Animo Pat Brown was great! As a student who has physical issues and needed accommodations, the school was able to provide....

    Read 163 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 625,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  8. #934 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Ednovate - Esperanza College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Ednovate - Esperanza College Prep School District,, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am a senior at Esperanza college prep, I have seen all of its changes and how it has improved over the course of the last four years. I am sure that I have done my best at Esperanza because of the....

    Read 30 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 481,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  9. #989 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Ednovate - East College Prep

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says This is actually a really good school to put your kids in. The academics provide your student with all A-G requirements and the sports, though limited, are fun to join. The electives here are very...But this really is a fun school, the dances are great, the classes are tough, and the friends you make here are all good people..

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 379,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

  10. #990 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Academia Avance Charter School

    Public School,

    HIGHLAND PARK, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Academia Avance is a great school and is college bound. Everyone here applies to colleges and is supported by everyone on campus. Everyone here has an amazing personality and they do everything in....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 263,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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