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2023 Best Schools for STEM in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #2 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We are a first year family and we are so glad that we joined Basis SV. Our daughter is in middle school and even after just one year we have seen her grow into a more strong, confident, out-going,....

    Read 95 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

  2. #3 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Harker from Kindergarten through High School. Harker's repute as a powerhouse of intense and thorough academics is well-earned– students are constantly challenged in the classroom.....

    Read 159 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,972,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  3. #4 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The College Preparatory School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've absolutely loved my time at College-Prep. It's the perfect place for students to be challenged intellectually, yet it's in a safe and welcoming environment. In my experience, there isn't really...We get a pretty bad rep for sports, but it's a great place to try out new sports! If you're not an athlete and you want to start a sport, everyone's super nice and there aren't many expectations....

    Read 85 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 370,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  4. #5 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Quarry Lane School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DUBLIN, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Quarry Lane has been a great school experience for my children and family. We've been with the school since preschool and Kindergarten and I've always felt that my children were genuinely cared for....

    Read 161 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  5. #6 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Castilleja School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    PALO ALTO, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Castilleja, and I would never choose to attend another high school. When I first came, I was a little nervous as I had heard of Casti's reputation as rigorous and....

    Read 58 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

  6. #9 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Saratoga High School

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    Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says This school’s actually amazing academically, but when you take a look at the school beyond that, it’s a terrible environment. It’s no single individual’s fault- not the administration or the....

    Read 209 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,159,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

  7. #14 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mission San Jose High School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    403 Niche users give it an average review of 3.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Freshman says Ever since covid has started, perhaps, the first thing on my mind was starting high school. And, now that I am in high school, I do have to mention that it is quite weird without being there in...Also, shoutout to all the leadership students, who keep us entertained and energetic throughout the day with fun concepts, events, and fundraisers!.

    Read 403 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,063,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  8. #17 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    San Francisco University High School

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says UHS has a lot to offer as a school. It has amazing academics, great athletics/arts programs, and fantastic teachers. The students are driven and it's easy to bond over shared stress of finals, Civ,....

    Read 63 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 410,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

  9. #19 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Cupertino High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Most teachers are enthusiastic about their subject and I can find friendly classmates in just about all of my classes. The campus is really nice and we have access to a lot of academic and tech....

    Read 485 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,198,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  10. #21 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Urban School of San Francisco

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Urban teaches you what it means to interact thoughtfully with the Bay area and the world! The resources at Urban (trips, community engagement, teachers, clubs, etcetera) empower students to take...Note: Urban also lets students interview teachers, be on the board of trustees, help with strategic planning, etcetera! There is a huge amount of trust between the students and administration that....

    Read 59 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 420,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  11. #23 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Los Altos High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've moved to this school very recently, I used to attend Great Oak High school and moved recently. This school by far has been amazing. Everything from the Teachers to the schools facility are....

    Read 328 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,209,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  12. #24 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The Athenian School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    DANVILLE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The Middle School was a terrific fit for my son. The teachers "got" him. He thrived academically and socially. The administration was transparent -- just about everything worked well.The High School didn't seem quite as well run, but was still a very positive experience, overall. Most of the classes were well-taught, but there were enough exceptions that I considered going to...Expectations for academic performance and involvement in extracurriculars can make it more than a full time job. Frankly, it's hard to understand how some kids managed their time, with multiple hours...And yet, the school was such a welcoming and supportive environment that it worked..

    Read 76 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 533,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

  13. #25 Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Lowell High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1060 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Lowell overall is a great high school for those looking to take competitive, rigorous courses. With the rigorous and challenging courses (29 APs, 11 honors), however, it is not uncommon for students....

    Read 1060 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,786,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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