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  1. #21 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Sage Hill School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    NEWPORT COAST, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Sage offers a Socratic style of learning. I often converse with my peers and I am never afraid to ask questions if I do not understand. Most of my peers are brilliant. If I ever need to know....

    Read 93 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 545,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  2. #34 Best Private High Schools in California.

    TVT Community Day School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Under the difficult period of Covid-19, everyone is struggling to adapt to rapid changes. When times like this extend, individual strength slowly fades away. Where shall we draw strength from? The...TVT as the forerunner, gave us some very good examples of smart decision making. We draw strength from it and we‘re very proud to be a part of TVT!.

    Read 168 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 741,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  3. #35 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Fairmont Preparatory Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ANAHEIM, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Fairmont Prep is an amazing school that combines amazing and first class academics with so many opportunities for students. Where else can you go and take high level math and science courses,....

    Read 75 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 433,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  4. #37 Best Private High Schools in California.

    St. Margaret's Episcopal School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA,

    PK, K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have 2 children at St. Margaret's and I can't say enough good things about the school and the environment. They really do try to develop the whole child. It isn't just a factory trying to turn...If you want your child to develop into a great adult with compassion and drive, then SMES is an excellent place to go..

    Read 54 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,250,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  5. #7 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Orange County School of the Arts

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    SANTA ANA, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Orange County School of the Arts, it's such an incredibly diverse cultural and artistic environment. You get people from all around Southern California, from Los Angeles, Orange County, and....

    Read 562 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,204,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 29 to 1,

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  6. #10 Best Public High Schools in California.

    University High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says I've had a pretty amazing experience at University High School in Irvine, California. They have provided me with so many opportunities for rigorous learning and opportunities to be involved in so....

    Read 502 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,211,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  7. #13 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Northwood High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I transferred to Northwood Highschool from another school in California. When I was a new student, I was embraced by staff such as my councilor in a way that made me feel safe. They helped me get....

    Read 542 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,151,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

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  8. #34 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Woodbridge High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I loved the atmosphere Woodbridge created for all of its students! I was able to easily make many friends in many of my classes because of how comfortable I felt in such classes. Woodbridge created....

    Read 485 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,413,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  9. #89 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Pacific Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    K-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My daughter transferred to Pacific Academy when she was 7th grade. She is 12th grade now. She loves PA. In the past 6 years, PA's dedicated teacher, caring staff and family like environment, rigorous....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 154,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  10. #92 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Santa Margarita Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Two years now at SMCHS! We were relocating to the OC. The process of visiting 5 schools was a challenge for our then 8th grader. Nevertheless, SMCHS made top of the list. Students readily accept new...Classes are varied for diverse learning and divergent thinking. SMCHS orchestra, steel drums, band, guitar, theatre, dance & art need to be applauded. Sports, robotics, ETV, journalism, many clubs...AP/ Honors require lots of work. Room for improvement: to get grades posted in a timely manner. Quicker feedback allows students to know if they grasped information correctly, providing time to....

    Read 325 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,723,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  11. #48 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Arnold O. Beckman High School

    Tustin Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Beckman High school, home of the patriots holds a lot of pride in red white and blue. What I love about my school is that everyone can be their own unique individual. The available opportunities at....

    Read 750 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,951,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 27 to 1,

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  12. #50 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Irvine High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I like how students have many opportunities for leadership and benefitting their community in school clubs and organizations. A club fair is hosted once a year at lunch where students promote their....

    Read 403 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,915,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  13. #101 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Mater Dei High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SANTA ANA, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience at Mater Dei High School was the best 4 years of my life at a high school setting. Academics at Mater Dei was the number 1 priority for each student and the school provided a great....

    Read 564 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,159,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 11 to 1,

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  14. #103 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Crean Lutheran High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    IRVINE, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says There were so many unique courses that the school offers that I had considerable difficulty in fitting everything that I wanted to take. There are countless honors courses and AP classes that...Crean is also a Lutheran based Christian school that strives for excellence in academics through Jesus Christ. If you want your child to be a well rounded individual who has a positive influence on....

    Read 172 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 959,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  15. #112 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Servite High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ANAHEIM, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says As a parent and staff member at Servite, I have been impressed with the quality of teachers, counselors, staff and coaches. I have 2 sons at Servite, and I can honestly say that Servite is the only....

    Read 103 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 905,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  16. #78 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Corona Del Mar High School

    Newport-Mesa Unified School District, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Has many opportunities for AP classes. Great PTA, Foundation, and Boosters Club. Has funding and events like a private school, even though it is a public school. Terrible counseling department- actually, not only worthless , but detrimental. Will not help students in signing up for best classes to take. Students/parents have to figure out from outside....

    Read 286 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 2,416,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

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  17. #128 Best Private High Schools in California.

    JSerra Catholic High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says JSerra is a college-prep school with very challenging curriculum. There are many AP and Honors classes available, as well as such courses as pre-law, pre-med, pre-engineering, and others. Teachers....

    Read 204 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,250,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 13 to 1,

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  18. #91 Best Public High Schools in California.

    Laguna Beach High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Excellent school, beautiful campus, amazing teachers. Amazing classes and activities, the school is very well funded and taken care of, & I can tell I got a better education compared to others and it...I always felt very safe and lucky to go there. However, very privileged kids and parents, and it shows, Laguna is old money and can be quite pretentious! Had a difficult time fitting in (as did my...Small school, feels private (about 1,000 students), amazing for your kids education and ability to be a part of something they'd love (ceramics, silk screening, theatre, beach volleyball, basketball,....

    Read 150 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,047,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

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  19. #34 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Vista Verde

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    K-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB! GOOD JOB!....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 927,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 28 to 1,

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  20. #25 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Venado Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    7-8,

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

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Great school, wonderful activities. It provided a huge jump start for learning with my child in his math 1 class. Even though he was in 7th grade, he was allowed to jump ahead, as he was quite bored..

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 626,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

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  21. #158 Best Private High Schools in California.

    Acaciawood Preparatory Academy

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    ANAHEIM, CA,

    1-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Acaciawood is an amazing school, with teachers who seek to provide the utmost care for each student. This coming school year will be my 6th year at Acaciawood, and I can testify that the curriculum,....

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 119,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  22. #26 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Lakeside Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    7-8,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says The school has lots of unique electives and great academic activities. The school offers really good physical education ..

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 756,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 24 to 1,

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  23. #28 Best Public Middle Schools in California.

    Rancho San Joaquin Middle School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    7-8,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Rancho Middle School had an amazing learning environment with teacher who really cared about their students and helped make classes fun and engaging. Although, like every middle school, there was a....

    Read 3 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 850,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

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  24. #60 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    El Morro Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Laguna Beach Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says Amazing elementary school. Great teachers and the equivalent to a private school. Right near PCH with a large ocean view!.

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 461,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

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  25. #63 Best Public Elementary Schools in California.

    Turtle Rock Elementary School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    K-6,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says If you are an academically focused family, but also want your children to have a well balanced school life, this is the school to attend. I have researched a lot of great elementary schools in many....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 858,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 30 to 1,

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