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2022 Best Schools in Almaden Valley

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  1. #17 Best Private High Schools in California.

    The Harker School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Overall Harker is a great school. Of course, the tuition is exorbitantly high, but the facilities, community, and academic opportunities are all pretty great. My favorite spots on campus are the...There is a (slightly un)healthy amount of academic competition. It's kind of exacerbated by the distinction between A and A+ on student transcripts.And of course, this review would be incomplete without mentioning the diverse options in terms of food..

    Read 152 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,951,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  2. #26 Best Private High Schools in California.

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    5-12,

    94 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 94 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 800,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  3. #53 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Bellarmine College Preparatory

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Bellarmine is a great school. Although it does have a hefty tuition, the programs that you get access to make it worth it in my opinion. There is a huge makers lab, with CNC Machines, 3d printers,....

    Read 209 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,643,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

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  4. #59 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Notre Dame High School

    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My freshman year was better than I could have ever imagined it! Going to an all girls school may seem like a center for drama, but the community built there is wonderful. Everyone at the school is so....

    Read 250 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 650,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  5. #85 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Archbishop Mitty High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Archbishop Mitty High School was great! The well-qualified teachers and thorough academics prepare us for college. From their sports teams to award-winning performing arts programs,....

    Read 176 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,768,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  6. #47 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Los Gatos High School

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

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Being a Wildcat provided many advantages in high school like networking with friend's parents who run tech companies in Silicon Valley and have many privileges like houses in snowy Tahoe and along...Lately, I have heard of social tensions relating to white privilege and lack of diversity. While this is most definitely true, color has very little to do with it because 98% of white Americans can't....

    Read 255 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,166,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  7. #104 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Presentation High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says I love my experience at Presentation High School. The extracurriculars, including arts and sports, are all very strong and I felt included in everything I joined. The teachers are all passionate....

    Read 244 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 757,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  8. #106 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Valley Christian High School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been at Valley Christian since 7th grade in middle school up until now where I am a senior in high school. To say that this school's education is good would be a bit of an understatement. The....

    Read 295 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,625,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  9. #72 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Leland High School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Leland High School has given my a wonderful education for three years now. I love Leland because the student body here is comprised of the perfect mentality of working hard but also not being toxic....

    Read 324 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,852,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  10. #145 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Cambrian Academy

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Cambrian International Academy is one, if not the best K12 school that ready students for College. With an interactive faculty group, small facility but up to date with great equipment, Cambrian....

    Read 26 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 79,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  11. #214 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Apostles Lutheran School

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    Private School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 4.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Absolutely love Apostles Lutheran School! The school has been so supportive, caring and loving towards my children. Since we've been a part of the Apostles family we've experienced the following:1. Love for our kids.2. Focus on our kids.3. Great teachers that go above and beyond4. Family activities5. Safe environment6. Small classes7. Great communication and easy access to assignments, grades, and enrollment8. Enhancements to the campus (fence, turf, church & fellowship hall)Above all these things, Apostles has taught our children to put God first in everything. So thankful for all the blessings we have received over the years..

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 221,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 12 to 1,

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  12. #245 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Branham High School

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    Campbell Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Branham is a diverse and comforting campus. As the walk you do not see people seperated into different groups;consequently, they are merged and no one feels left out. Personally, my family was facing....

    Read 300 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,917,

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  13. #248 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Leigh High School

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    Campbell Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I liked Leigh High's ability to hear its students needs and address them. They are constantly making changes to support students by providing several services to make the school more accepting. There....

    Read 321 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,767,

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  14. #379 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Blossom Hill Elementary School

    Los Gatos Union School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 566,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  15. #521 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Guadalupe Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Union Elementary School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 576,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  16. #254 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Union Middle School

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    Union Elementary School District, CA,

    6-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says I've been at union for like 8 months, its decent, the academics are pretty challenging, but teachers, CALM DOWN! I have like, 216 assignments that I just did. (NO JOKE, If I could send a screenshot,....

    Read 16 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,063,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  17. #262 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Fusion Academy Los Gatos

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    LOS GATOS, CA,

    6-12,

    4 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved my time at fusion. I transferred from a huge school and it was definitely the right move. My grades went up, my mental health and life in general got so much better, and I started enjoying....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 48,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 3 to 1,

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  18. #336 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Pioneer High School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says One thing I really like about Pioneer High School is how diverse and inclusive it is. Many teachers go out of their way to let LGBTQ+ students know that they are in a safe space and students have....

    Read 393 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,597,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  19. #291 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Raymond J. Fisher Middle School

    Los Gatos Union School District, CA,

    6-8,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Great teachers. Great kids. Great town. Nothing amazing, but solid. Typical middle school experience with cliques, nerds, and bullying. I enjoyed Fisher. It was challenging enough to prepare me for....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,263,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  20. #299 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Dartmouth Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Union Elementary School District, CA,

    6-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says At Dartmouth, your attitude about learning is I think the most important factor in how your experience goes. For me, it was great! Being interested in STEM, they provided many electives, clubs, and....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,038,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  21. #833 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Graystone Elementary School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 539,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  22. #858 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Los Alamitos Elementary School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 675,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  23. #861 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Williams Elementary School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Very highly educated community with a diverse ethnic mix. Mostly highly educated, extremely hard-working teachers who care a lot about their students. The district seems to stay up on new education....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 656,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 29 to 1,

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  24. #371 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Bret Harte Middle School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    6-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says A pretty good school overall. I've heard that there were teachers that don't even teach anything and just gives the students worksheets. But in my experience, I have never had a bad teacher and had....

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,154,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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  25. #934 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Noddin Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Union Elementary School District, CA,

    K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says great school and community. Our daughter in 4th grade is always happy about going to school and she is rated at college entry level on reading and well above grade level in STEM. We had nothing but....

    Read 4 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 616,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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