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2022 Best college prep public high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #1 Best College Prep Public High Schools 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+,

    Average SAT: 1430,

    Average ACT: 32,

  2. #6 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Lowell High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    1052 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Although my time at Lowell high school has not been long, it has been satisfactory. The people here are all great but that may be due to the fact that most of the student’s academic levels are...There are many unique clubs to join and sports you can try out for! All Lowellites are welcoming to new members! There’s volunteering clubs such as Red Cross, or cultural clubs like Phil-Am and many...Overall Lowell is a great school to attend! You’ll meet all the right people and gain a meaningful experience..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1350,

    Average ACT: 30,

  3. #7 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Los Altos High School

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

    9-12,

    327 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 327 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  4. #8 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mission San Jose High School

    Fremont Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    401 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 401 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1450,

    Average ACT: 33,

  5. #9 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Dougherty Valley High School

    San Ramon Valley Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says DVHS is infamous for its competitive nature in the academics. STEM is highly prioritized as many aim to follow their parents into computer science or medical school. It’s common knowledge that....

    Read 706 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 31,

  6. #10 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Homestead High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says Homestead High School is excellent in terms of academics and extracurricular activities. Students fair well in all the fields and stand first when it comes to a dedication in general. Staff efforts....

    Read 466 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1370,

    Average ACT: 31,

  7. #11 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Cupertino High School

    Fremont Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

    484 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 484 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

  8. #12 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Amador Valley High School

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    Pleasanton Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    534 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 534 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1360,

    Average ACT: 31,

  9. #17 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Campolindo High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Acalanes Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I am currently a senior at Campolindo (class of 22) and, for the most part, I’ve enjoyed my time here! Some of my favorite parts of high school have been:-stellar teachers (especially Mark Roberts and Jake Donohoe)-great sports programs-challenging but rewarding classes that are good preparation for college-absolutely incredible performing arts programs! the annual musical is one of the best aspects of the school and something I have thoroughly enjoyed-for the most part, students are kind and accepting As with everything, I do have my criticisms of the school.-the political culture here is EXTREMELY toxic. everyone is expected (and borderline forced) to fall in line with far-left radical beliefs especially surrounding CRT. The school preaches “diversity...Campolindo is a great, but flawed, school..

    Read 281 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1330,

    Average ACT: 30,

  10. #19 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    University Preparatory Academy Charter School

    Public School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    7-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says UPA has been an excellent learning environment throughout my 5 years as a student. The small class sizes allows for teachers, counsellors and staff to truly connect with students and accommodate....

    Read 184 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 30,

  11. #20 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Los Gatos High School

    Blue checkmark.

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

    9-12,

    256 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 256 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1340,

    Average ACT: 31,

  12. #21 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Redwood High School

    Tamalpais Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says If you go to this school, I promise you, you find your place here. Most teachers care about your success so long as you are willing to put in some work. Of course, you will find teachers that most....

    Read 230 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1320,

    Average ACT: 30,

  13. #23 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    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+,

    Average SAT: 1390,

    Average ACT: 32,

  14. #24 Best College Prep Public High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mills High School

    San Mateo Union High School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Mills High School is very competitive academically with how high the standards are for students to achieve good grades along with engaging in diverse extracurriculars. Some classes have teachers that....

    Read 273 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Average SAT: 1310,

    Average ACT: 30,

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