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2022 Best Public Schools in Los Angeles

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  1. #44 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Granada Hills Charter

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    GRANADA HILLS, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    1446 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says This is my third year at Granada and overall, I think it's a pretty great school! I think Granada does a good job at preparing students for college by providing lots of AP classes, and most teachers....

    Read 1446 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 5,124,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  2. #79 Best Public High Schools in California.

    High Tech Los Angeles

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LAKE BALBOA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says HTLA is a great school! As a small charter, students can establish a close connection with their teachers which is really good considering how amazing the teachers are at this school! This school....

    Read 174 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 376,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 31 to 1,

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  3. #87 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies is an extremely resourceful and student-friendly school. The system is set up to allow for the highest success rate for students. All A-G requirements for all....

    Read 439 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,670,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  4. #90 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy has drastically changed my educational life. From the start, I was excited and ready for the challenge. This highschool can be tough academically but will....

    Read 277 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 474,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  5. #99 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Palisades Charter High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Throughout my years in high school I am really glad I applied to Palisades High because it made me feel very empowered and determined to succeed. There are a lot of opportunities and clubs you can....

    Read 672 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,042,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  6. #105 Best Public High Schools in California.

    New West Charter School

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at New West Charter High school has been a really good one. I've been in New West since 6th grade but since then, the school has expanded and took in many things. I like how this school....

    Read 46 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,002,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  7. #108 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Downtown Magnets High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says My experience at Downtown Business Magnet High School has been very transformative. I learned a lot about myself and accomplished things I thought I never would have. There were many times where I....

    Read 363 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,047,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  8. #112 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Girls Academic Leadership Academy: Dr. Michelle King School for STEM

    Blue checkmark.

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Girls Academic Leadership Academy has been a pleasant one to say the least. The academics offered are not only challenging but also intriguing. One is allowed to pick their courses....

    Read 35 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 555,

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  9. #132 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Larchmont Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Our child has been at Larchmont since kinder and has thrived. He went to the elementary Fairfax campus, a smaller campus with spacious classrooms, and he has loved the bigger Selma campus too. The....

    Read 90 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,551,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  10. #149 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Calabasas High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Las Virgenes Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Calabasas High school gave me a great experience. Growing up I was never used to seeing expensive cars everyday, people wearing Louis Vuitton, Gucci etc. However, at Calabasas High this was the norm.....

    Read 292 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,957,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  11. #168 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Mark Keppel High School

    Alhambra Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says From my point of view, Keppel is a great place to be academically, but it is also a great place for the performing arts! I have personally been in the Aztec Band, our orchestra, and even part of the....

    Read 675 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,248,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  12. #173 Best Public High Schools in California.

    L.A. County High School for the Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Works Here says Amazing arts programs AND college-prep academics. The school is all about well-educated, well-rounded artists, which is why graduates not only get into the top conservatories, but the most selective....

    Read 194 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 528,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  13. #78 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Miraleste Intermediate School

    Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

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

    Featured Review: High School Freshman says At Miraleste Intermediate School there are some wonderful aspects and others are not so wonderful. We have a very supportive staff and student body, however our teachers lack the passion in their....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 908,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  14. #175 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Mira Catalina Elementary School

    Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Nothing but great things to say about MiraCat! My child feels safe, engaged, challenged, and is thriving. Parent involvement is high but not oppressive. Children are able to develop themselves and....

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 372,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  15. #208 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    4-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says My overall experience at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies has mostly been a great experience. I have improved as a student over the past four years at SOCES. I have learned great skills that....

    Read 407 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,113,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  16. #216 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    WISH Community School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    K-8,

    11 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I have 4 kids that went through WISH Elementary and now 2 are at WISH Middle and 2 are at WISH Academy HS. WISH has been an amazing experience for my kids and us as parents. The teachers and staff....

    Read 11 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 781,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  17. #223 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Goethe International Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    K-8,

    42 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We have found this to be a truly wonderful school with outstanding teachers, devoted administrators and a diverse community. We love the project based learning and critical thinking skills that our....

    Read 42 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 380,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  18. #215 Best Public High Schools in California.

    North Hollywood Senior High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I was in the zoo magnet which was a very great experience! The community was definitely a contribution to that as compared to a regular high school, you share a campus with about 3,000 others but at....

    Read 666 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,579,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  19. #221 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Renaissance Arts Academy

    Public School,

    LOS ANGELES, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says What I enjoy most is the fact that no boundaries are put between subjects or students. All students can explore the same subject and yet still learn something. They have done an excellent job at....

    Read 41 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 539,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  20. #222 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Cleveland Charter High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says As a student in the Cleveland Humanities Magnet (affectionately referred to as CORE), I have developed invaluable critical thinking skills and an insatiable thirst for learning! Teachers are....

    Read 958 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 3,050,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

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  21. #224 Best Public High Schools in California.

    John Marshall Senior High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says The academics and teachers were excellent, I felt that my teachers really wanted wanted me to understand what we were taught, not just memorize. It is located in a nice neighborhood so the thought of....

    Read 664 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,282,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  22. #240 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Bravo Medical Magnet High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says From the very first day I started my journey at Bravo, I knew it would be a change from what I was used to in my Middle School. There was an obvious diversity of people and that really interested me.....

    Read 693 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,799,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  23. #241 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Taft Charter High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    541 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I definitely enjoyed going to Taft, I originally went for it's engineering program, and I wasn't disappointed, but I found a lot more over the years that I enjoyed about this school. Most of the....

    Read 541 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,352,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  24. #247 Best Public High Schools in California.

    El Camino Real Charter High School

    Public School,

    WOODLAND HILLS, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says El Camino Real Charter High School offers a safe and diverse learning space for teenagers to both educate themselves about the mandatory academics and who they truly are and simultaneously understand....

    Read 667 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 3,523,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  25. #250 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Van Nuys Senior High School

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says As an LA public school, diversity is at the heart of my experience at Van Nuys High School. The school is composed of three magnets (Math & Science, Medical, and Performing Arts) as well as the...Given the size of the school, there are many Clubs on campus catering to many interests. Some focus on heritage (like the Filipino Club), others on competition (like Science Bowl), and others on....

    Read 501 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,599,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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