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2023 Best college prep public high schools in the Los Angeles Area

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  1. #1 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    University High School

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    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    504 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 504 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 31,

  2. #2 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Troy High School

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    Fullerton Joint Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a Senior at Troy High School and have overall really enjoyed my experience here. I have nothing but great things to say about the Teachers, each teacher I have had has done an amazing....

    Read 949 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

  3. #4 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    California Academy of Mathematics & Science

    Long Beach Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says After sending our son for a year, we are happy to tell that the school is filled with wonderful people.CAMS students are kind, friendly, supporting each other across grades, and caring younger students very well. Parents are very nice and supportive, too.Most teachers have decent backgrounds/careers. It's easy to communicate with teachers and school staffs. Minimal donation/volunteer requests. The school is for students like Engineering, Computer Science, or Bio-technology. Required courses include manufacturing with CNC machines & industrial 3D printers, computer programming, CAD...Located on CSUDH campus, junior/senior students may take the college classes at reasonable cost.More than 50 clubs to choose from. 1/5 students join FRC or VEX Robotics teams. While sports teams are limited, good players compete at tournaments. Dancing teams actively perform at various school...A lot of fun and exciting opportunities at CAMS!.

    Read 473 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  4. #5 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    La Canada High School

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    La Canada Unified School District, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says I'll start off with the bullying: There is none. Everyone is nice and helpful to each other. The homework is a bit much but with some encouragement from parents, it's not all that bad. The teachers....

    Read 349 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  5. #6 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Northwood High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    545 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 545 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1380,

    Average ACT: 31,

  6. #7 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Palos Verdes Peninsula High School

    Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says PVPHS is a great choice for kids who are willing to challenge themselves and prepare for college. Most of the teachers are excellent and well-qualified, and I’ve had amazing experiences with many of...However, the student culture here sometimes gets overwhelming—many feel pressure to get perfect grades and be involved in extracurriculars. While kids here are really polite, there’s always an...The pros outnumber the cons significantly: supportive people everywhere you look, some of the best academics in the state, and endless valuable experiences and opportunities.Final tip: Just be sure to find good friends and a decent work-life balance!.

    Read 647 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1350,

    Average ACT: 30,

  7. #8 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Oxford Academy

    Anaheim Union High School District, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says My experience was mostly great. This is a rigorous school that demands drive and resilience. I learned the skills of HOW to study effectively, become a leader or supporting role, and obtain an....

    Read 649 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

  8. #9 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Orange County School of the Arts

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    Public School,

    SANTA ANA, CA,

    7-12,

    568 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 568 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1290,

    Average ACT: 29,

  9. #10 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Arcadia High School

    Arcadia Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1095 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says During my four years at Arcadia High School, I was challenged very academically. The students here take their education very seriously because they heavily emphasize the importance of getting into a....

    Read 1095 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  10. #12 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    South Pasadena Senior High School

    South Pasadena Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says We have a gorgeous campus! It is outdoors, and there are lots of plants. They look beautiful in the springtime!The teachers are also incredibly nice, and their classes are fascinating! It is rare to have a teacher who does not want you to do well, and most of them offer tutoring outside of class. Latinx...Socially, most of us have known each other since kindergarten, and new kids often spend years alone. It is a rich school with some snooty people, but most are friendly. It is not dangerous, and I do...There is a strong emphasis on academics, especially STEM, but this makes many students stressed. I know several people who have been turned away from the counselors, and some of them were harming....

    Read 442 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 30,

  11. #15 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Irvine High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Irvine Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    406 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 406 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1350,

    Average ACT: 31,

  12. #17 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Arnold O. Beckman High School

    Tustin Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Sophomore says My experience at Beckman was undoubtedly challenging because I came from a middle school that most people didn't attend. Although it was very hard making friends, clubs and sports made the transition....

    Read 757 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  13. #20 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies

    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA,

    6-12,

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

    Featured Review: Freshman says Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies is an extremely resourceful and student-friendly school. The system is set up to allow for the highest success rate for students. All A-G requirements for all....

    Read 440 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1290,

    Average ACT: 28,

  14. #22 Best College Prep Public High Schools in Los Angeles Area.

    Westlake High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Conejo Valley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Westlake High School provided everything I wanted from my high school experience. Classes were challenging to a certain degree which helped push my intellectual curiosity, though still manageable...However, in my eyes, school unity should be promoted more. Much of the school seems separated, especially at large events. Nothing is really done to help students meet new people..

    Read 510 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 29,

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