We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 630 California schools made our rankings. View Rankings
Before graduating from a California high school, students must take 13 specific yearlong courses and pass the California High School Exit Examination that covers English language arts and math, according to the California Department of Education.
California is home to more than 600 schools ranked among the U.S. News Best High Schools in 2013. One of California's gold medal schools is the highly ranked Oxford Academy, which is located in the Anaheim Union High School District &endash; about 25 miles from Los Angeles and roughly 400 miles from the state capital of Sacramento.
Top Ranked CA Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
255 SWIFT ST, SANTA CRUZ, CA 95060#2
5172 ORANGE AVE, CYPRESS, CA 90630#3
16800 SHOEMAKER AVE, CERRITOS, CA 90703#4
9500 GILMAN DR MC 0536, LA JOLLA, CA 92093#5
3626 35TH AVE, OAKLAND, CA 94619#6
11036 HAWTHORNE BLVD, LENNOX, CA 90304#7
2611 EAST MATOIAN, FRESNO, CA 93740#8
1101 EUCALYPTUS DR, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94132#9
251 BAYSIDE RD, ARCATA, CA 95521#10
41717 PALM AVE, FREMONT, CA 94539
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CA by the Numbers
Districts 503 High Schools 2,039 Full-Time Teachers 0 Students Enrolled 1,988,871
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The Los Angeles Unified School District supports 210 high schools that serve 208,665 students.
There are 46 high schools in the San Diego Unified School District, serving 40,096 students.
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