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  1. #1 Best School Districts in California.

    Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District

    School District,

    LOS GATOS, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am a senior at Los Gatos High School. I love my school. For the most part, teachers care about their students and work hard to help their students. The extracurricular actives and sports teams are....

    Read 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 2,

    Students: 3,542,

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  2. #2 Best School Districts in California.

    Palo Alto Unified School District

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    School District,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says It is a school where they do their best to put their students ahead of the game. They do benefit the smarter kids more than those on a moderate level or below. But they do their best accommodate....

    Read 61 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 19,

    Students: 11,395,

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  3. #3 Best School Districts in California.

    La Canada Unified School District

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    School District,

    LA CANADA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My kids both went through the La Canada school system and I think it’s the best public school system I’ve ever seen. Great teachers, lots of parental involvement, and highly motivated students. Most....

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 4,

    Students: 4,131,

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  4. #4 Best School Districts in California.

    Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District

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    School District,

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers, resources, and student activities are great. There are many teachers who are clearly happy to be there and truly passionate about the material they teach. They are open to sacrificing....

    Read 34 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 3,

    Students: 4,548,

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  5. #5 Best School Districts in California.

    San Dieguito Union High School District

    School District,

    ENCINITAS, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My school is one of the most accepting schools I know. Everyone is welcome to be who they are and who they wish to be. I loved this because it eliminated lots of judgement. The school is always....

    Read 69 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 10,

    Students: 13,177,

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  6. #6 Best School Districts in California.

    Carmel Unified School District

    School District,

    CARMEL, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have three sons who are currently attending high school in this district. Overall the teachers are outstanding and very dedicated. Moreover, during these challenging times they have kept their students on academic pace as well as provided individual assistance with...My only critique is that the high school culture seems to address the polar extremes of high achievers and special needs students quite well but has a difficult time average students..

    Read 22 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 8,

    Students: 2,483,

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  7. #7 Best School Districts in California.

    San Marino Unified School District

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    School District,

    SAN MARINO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says SMUSD provided an incredibly rigorous curriculum and intense, competitive academic environment. This competitive environment was often detrimental to students on multiple levels, such as with mental....

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 4,

    Students: 2,909,

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  8. #8 Best School Districts in California.

    Acalanes Union High School District

    School District,

    LAFAYETTE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I feel like I have received a quality education as a student in the Acalanes Union High School District. I have had pleasant experiences in academics and pleasant interactions with my teachers. I....

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 5,

    Students: 5,635,

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  9. #9 Best School Districts in California.

    Arcadia Unified School District

    School District,

    ARCADIA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We like the school because of the excellent teachers and opportunities for students to grow. Teachers like my son’s history teacher, Ms. Nakatsuka are there and always helping the students. Overall I....

    Read 116 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 11,

    Students: 9,254,

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  10. #10 Best School Districts in California.

    Fremont Union High School District

    School District,

    SUNNYVALE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says In the schools of FUHSD, there is strong academics especially in STEM subjects and also very competitive atmosphere. There are good resources for students in developing their extra curricular....

    Read 109 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 6,

    Students: 11,071,

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  11. #11 Best School Districts in California.

    Tamalpais Union High School District

    School District,

    LARKSPUR, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Tamalpais high school has a beautiful accessible campus. The school has two gyms, a pool, a weight room and football fields as well as soccer and baseball fields. Tamalpais high school is one of the...Tamalpais high school gave me many opportunities to learn and being able to fit in among many other students from the area and even students from many other countries ..

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 5,

    Students: 5,126,

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  12. #12 Best School Districts in California.

    South Pasadena Unified School District

    School District,

    SOUTH PASADENA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I had a wonderful experience at South Pasadena. I had numerous opportunities in building lasting healthy mentoring relationships with a handful of teachers. This school really did everything in their....

    Read 23 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 5,

    Students: 4,860,

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  13. #13 Best School Districts in California.

    Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

    School District,

    PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The School is great if you are motivated to take difficult classes with the best teachers. If you are not - the lower end teachers are not as good. There are a ton of extra curricular activities to....

    Read 72 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 17,

    Students: 11,009,

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  14. #14 Best School Districts in California.

    Redondo Beach Unified School District

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    School District,

    REDONDO BEACH, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Redondo Union High School is an excellent school for many reasons including their academics, college readiness and sports. Their teachers make sure you get the most out of their academic classes,....

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 13,

    Students: 10,123,

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  15. #15 Best School Districts in California.

    Irvine Unified School District

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    School District,

    IRVINE, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Throughout my K-12 years with the Irvine Unified School District, I have been surrounded by the people I can trust to guide me through my academic journey. Teachers and counselors are able to provide....

    Read 193 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 43,

    Students: 36,177,

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  16. #16 Best School Districts in California.

    Piedmont City Unified School District

    School District,

    PIEDMONT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Fantastic school district, very safe and provides a lot for the students. Right now is under construction but surely will be back to normal, if not better, afterwards..

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 7,

    Students: 2,567,

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  17. #17 Best School Districts in California.

    Pleasanton Unified School District

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    School District,

    PLEASANTON, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Lots of clubs, activities, and amazing academic programs. Yes AP classes are extremely challenging, but they prep you so well for the AP exam!.

    Read 57 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 16,

    Students: 14,878,

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  18. #18 Best School Districts in California.

    Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District

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    School District,

    SANTA MONICA, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We had a great experience from Kinder through high school for both of our boys; one a third year college student and the other, currently a senior at SAMOHI. Our oldest son got into his top college...It is extremely important as a parent to stay involved and be able to help your students navigate the system as it can be overwhelming and at times, political. Even through the pandemic, kudos to....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 17,

    Students: 10,350,

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  19. #19 Best School Districts in California.

    Laguna Beach Unified School District

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    School District,

    LAGUNA BEACH, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Laguna Beach Unified School District has provided me with all the means necessary for me to go on and be successful in life. From the activities, resources, and offered courses, I found my passion....

    Read 19 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 4,

    Students: 2,788,

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  20. #20 Best School Districts in California.

    El Segundo Unified School District

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    School District,

    EL SEGUNDO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I am currently a junior at El Segundo High school and despite the pandemic, the teachers and faculty have continued to encourage students and help them in the best way possible. We will be going back...The teachers are all wonderful, friendly, and helpful as they are open to finding extra time to help student who need it. I have definitely had a wonderful high school experience and created amazing....

    Read 28 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 5,

    Students: 3,502,

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  21. #21 Best School Districts in California.

    Oak Park Unified School District

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    School District,

    OAK PARK, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says As an alum from OPUSD elementary, middle, and high schools I can personally attest to the excellence of the OPUSD educational experience. Stemming from a heart of strong parent involvement, OPUSD....

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 8,

    Students: 4,527,

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  22. #22 Best School Districts in California.

    San Mateo Union High School District

    School District,

    SAN MATEO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Excellent teachers, staff, and students that care about quality education! Lots of extracurriculars which can be competitive, but very inclusive!.

    Read 67 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 8,

    Students: 9,314,

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  23. #23 Best School Districts in California.

    Coronado Unified School District

    School District,

    CORONADO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall I really like how academically diverse the school district is. They put an emphasis on Academics, Arts and Athletics and I think that’s really unique in a school. However, the environment can....

    Read 33 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 5,

    Students: 3,063,

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  24. #24 Best School Districts in California.

    Poway Unified School District

    School District,

    SAN DIEGO, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Great district focused on academic achievements! Throughout my years with this district I have felt pretty safe and included. Though they hype sports more than the arts, they still include many....

    Read 166 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 38,

    Students: 36,586,

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  25. #25 Best School Districts in California.

    Walnut Valley Unified School District

    School District,

    WALNUT, CA,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Being a student in the Walnut Valley Unified School District, I can say that this school achieves almost every category at the most average level. Now WVUSD does have some excellent aspects like its....

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Total Schools: 15,

    Students: 13,798,

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