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2023 Niche Standout High Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #1 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Oakland Charter High School

    Public School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    171 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Having been going to Oakland Charter High School for the past 3 years, I’ve seen many changes occur. Our school used to be in my opinion one of the best schools in Oakland. We had some of the best....

    Read 171 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 459,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 79%,

  2. #3 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    KIPP King Collegiate High School

    Public School,

    SAN LORENZO, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says I enjoyed being in a diverse environment where it felt that my teachers were rooting for me. At KIP teachers are always willing to stay some minutes after school in order to help the students fully....

    Read 313 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 674,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 71%,

  3. #4 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    George Washington High

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Junior says Many uprising high school students living in San Francisco would try their best to get into Lowell High School but I wished to get into George Washington High School. This school might not be the....

    Read 415 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,069,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 46%,

  4. #8 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Abraham Lincoln High

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My experience at Abraham Lincoln High School was unfortunately cut short because of COVID-19 but it was fun while it lasted. The staff here at Lincoln were really helpful when I need help such as....

    Read 371 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 1,991,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 49%,

  5. #9 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Balboa High School

    San Francisco Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says As an upcoming graduate of Balboa, I can say that it has its ups and downs. Although I picked this school as my first choice, I can say that it's not really the best school ever. It's however a good....

    Read 253 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,229,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 21 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 59%,

  6. #10 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Leadership Public Schools - Hayward

    Public School,

    HAYWARD, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says I'm part of the graduated class of 2020. The first thing to note about this school is that it is small, but because it is small there is much more one-to-one contact with teachers and counselors. It...However, due to its size, extracurricular clubs and sports are not as prevalent, and if they are, only succeed due to teachers' insistence and effort. Academic-wise, the teachers I came across were focused on seeing their students succeed and were truly passionate or willing to share their information and experience. At the end of my time here the...For College Prep, the school worked very hard to host events and offer students tools to ensure all parts of the college application process had support. FAFSA, Scholarships, College search,....

    Read 271 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 614,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 20 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 55%,

  7. #12 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Arroyo High School

    San Lorenzo Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

    321 Niche users give it an average review of 3.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Arroyo is a very well structured and progressive school, with an academy system that allows for students to be around other students that share the same goals. While my experience can't speak for...As for specifics, the science programs at Arroyo are quite exceptional. College and career resources are abundant at the school, with very thorough career counselors that are eager to help their...Any issue I've ever had with Arroyo was because of the administration. Poor handling of student affairs is what causes many underlying issues that result in poor school pride and a school identity....

    Read 321 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 1,772,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 47%,

  8. #15 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    El Cerrito High School

    West Contra Costa Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says El Cerrito High is an amazingly diverse school full of students from all backgrounds. Similar to the student population, the teachers cover a wide spectrum of ability. At this school, I have....

    Read 294 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,596,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 25 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 39%,

  9. #19 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    John Swett High School

    John Swett Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Alum says A small community where the teachers and staff become family. A place where education is heavily implied and being the best is motivated. This school has extracurricular activities to help build a....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Students: 415,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 46%,

  10. #21 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Mt. Eden High School

    Hayward Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says My overall experience going to this High School has been a memorable one. Students and Staff are welcoming. The staff truly care about seeing the students succeed and put their best foot forward in....

    Read 441 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 1,967,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 55%,

  11. #24 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Oakland Unity High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Senior says Oakland Unity High School is an amazing charter school! I have spent my whole high school experience in this school and I’m so happy I did. I love my classmates and my teachers, I live how our school....

    Read 62 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B,

    Students: 372,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 85%,

  12. #25 Niche Standout High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Abraham Lincoln High School

    San Jose Unified School District, CA,

    9-12,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says My three children have attended this school. We have been happy and would recommend it. There are excellent AP courses with good support, engaging clubs, and my kids were able to participate in the....

    Read 322 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 1,703,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

    Free or Reduced Lunch: 46%,

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