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2023 Best Schools in Alameda County

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Alameda County.

    The College Preparatory School

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    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,

  2. #3 Best Private High Schools in Alameda County.

    The Quarry Lane School

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    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,

  3. #2 Best Public High Schools in Alameda County.

    Amador Valley High School

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    Pleasanton Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, throughout my high school career at Amador Valley High School, I have had nothing but good experiences. The majority of my teachers I have absolutely adored, and always have my best interest....

    Read 537 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,744,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Alameda County.

    Bishop O'Dowd High School

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    Private School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Bishop O'Dowd is very good. Their emphasis on school pride, mental health, and the success of their students is very apparent. They have lots of resources in order for the students to be successful....

    Read 204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,243,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

  5. #6 Best Public High Schools in Alameda County.

    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,

  6. #6 Best Private High Schools in Alameda County.

    Maybeck High School

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    Private School,

    BERKELEY, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says The teachers are incredible here! Their enthusiasm and dedication makes you love what they teach even more. I like the small class size I think it is much easier to learn and go to office hours if....

    Read 14 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 110,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

  7. #7 Best Public High Schools in Alameda County.

    Berkeley High School

    Berkeley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says BHS is a microcosm of the politically involved Berkeley community. It is centered in Downtown Berkeley, where students are exposed to local movements, eateries, and government. The school provides....

    Read 526 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 3,257,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  8. #8 Best Public High Schools in Alameda County.

    Alameda High School

    Alameda Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says An overall pretty good school - academics are quite rigorous, and depending on your course load can be very stressful. Most teachers are fine; some are very good, and a few are very bad. Most classes....

    Read 420 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,743,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  9. #8 Best Private High Schools in Alameda County.

    Saint Joseph Notre Dame High School

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    Private School,

    ALAMEDA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Over my four years at Saint Joseph Notre Dame, I felt that the school was a top tier high school in comparison to others. SJND has well prepped me for college academically and as a an overall person.....

    Read 115 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 457,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

  10. #11 Best Public High Schools in Alameda County.

    Irvington High School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I graduated from Irvington in 2019, and after two years away from this high school I can see how much growing up in this district has affected me. Like anything in life, there are many pros and cons.The pros- The benchmark projects (CHANGE, WIP, QUEST) help. I was definitely one of the students that complained about the benchmark projects when I had to do them, but looking back they gave me really...- A strong culture of striving for success. Almost every student here strives to go to college and that is really influential in shaping students. Everyone is striving for something great in life. CONS- The competitive culture can lead to anxiety. Anxiety and depression are extremely normalized here, and it wasn't until I got to college that I realized it was not normal..

    Read 708 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,382,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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