Best Public High Schools in or near Los Angeles

This list is a ranking of the top public schools in or near Los Angeles based on SAT scores. Some schools may have open enrollment (anyone living in the district can attend) while others may be magnet or charter schools (only students who perform well on tests or have certain grades can attend, etc.)

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O = Open Enrollment M = Magnet School
S = Science School C = Charter School
 
 
#1

Troy High

County / City: Orange / Fullerton
School Classification: M, O, S
SAT Scores: 1907
Total School Size: 2565
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#2

Oxford Academy

County / City: Los Angeles / Cypress
School Classification: S
SAT Scores: 1903
Total School Size: 1128
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#3

University

County / City: Orange / Irvine
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1902
Total School Size: 2402
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#4

La Canada

County / City: Los Angeles / La Canada
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1890
Total School Size: 2115
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#5

San Marino High School

County / City: Los Angeles / San Marino
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1870
Total School Size: 1137
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#6

Torrey Pines

County / City: San Diego / San Diego
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1828
Total School Size: 2559
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#7

Northwood

County / City: Orange / Irvine
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1822
Total School Size: 1947
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#8

California Academy of Math & Science

County / City: Los Angeles / Carson
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1813
Total School Size: 644
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#9

South Pasadena Senior High

County / City: Los Angeles / South Pasadena
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1812
Total School Size: 1525
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#10

Irvine

County / City: Orange / Irvine
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1810
Total School Size: 1877
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#11

Palos Verdes Peninsula

County / City: Los Angeles / Rolling Hills Estates
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1801
Total School Size: 2402
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#12

Arcadia High School

County / City: Los Angeles / Arcadia
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1790
Total School Size: 3671
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#13

Oak Park

County / City: Ventura / Oak Park
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1778
Total School Size: 1355
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#14

Irvington

County / City: Los Angeles / Fremont
School Classification: M
SAT Scores: 1760
Total School Size: 2086
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#15

Calabasas High

County / City: Los Angeles / Calabasas
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1757
Total School Size: 1896
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#16

Agoura High

County / City: Los Angeles / Agoura
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1755
Total School Size: 2085
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#17

Ochsa

County / City: Orange / Santa Ana
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1751
Total School Size: 1573
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#18

Mira Costa

County / City: Los Angeles / Manhattan Beach
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1747
Total School Size: 2359
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#19

Classical Academy High

County / City: San Diego / Escondido
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1744
Total School Size: 940
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#20

Walnut High

County / City: Los Angeles / Walnut
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1739
Total School Size: 2909
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#21

Temple City High

County / City: Los Angeles / Temple City
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1738
Total School Size: 2303
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#22

Diamond Bar

County / City: Los Angeles / Diamond Bar
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1737
Total School Size: 3119
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#23

Palos Verdes

County / City: Los Angeles / Palos Verdes
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1730
Total School Size: 1822
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#24

Beverly Hills

County / City: Los Angeles / Beverly Hills
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1730
Total School Size: 2054
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#25

La Jolla

County / City: San Diego / La Jolla
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1730
Total School Size: 1622
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#26

Santa Susana High

County / City: Ventura / Simi Valley
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1723
Total School Size: 1242
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#27

Corona Del Mar

County / City: Orange / Newport Beach
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1719
Total School Size: 2450
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#28

Cerritos

County / City: Los Angeles / Cerritos
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1717
Total School Size: 2126
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#29

Woodbridge

County / City: Orange / Irvine
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1717
Total School Size: 2161
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#30

Westlake

County / City: Los Angeles / Westlake Village
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1716
Total School Size: 2379
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#31

River Valley Charter

County / City: San Diego / Lakeside
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1716
Total School Size: 252
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#32

Rancho Bernardo

County / City: San Diego / San Diego
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1715
Total School Size: 2431
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#33

Poway High

County / City: San Diego / Poway
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1715
Total School Size: 2605
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#34

Laguna Beach

County / City: Orange / Laguna Beach
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1714
Total School Size: 1040
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#35

San Dieguito Academy

County / City: San Diego / Encinitas
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1714
Total School Size: 1594
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#36

Crescenta Valley High

County / City: Los Angeles / La Crescenta
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1713
Total School Size: 2904
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#37

Westview

County / City: San Diego / San Diego
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1708
Total School Size: 2361
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#38

Ramona Community

County / City: San Diego / Ramona
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1708
Total School Size: 628
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#39

Thousand Oaks

County / City: Ventura / Thousand Oaks
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1707
Total School Size: 2497
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#40

Torrance High School West

County / City: Los Angeles / Torrance
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1704
Total School Size: 2142
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#41

Arnold O. Beckman

County / City: Orange / Irvine
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1703
Total School Size: 2369
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#42

Glen A. Wilson

County / City: Los Angeles / Hacienda Heights
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1701
Total School Size: 1695
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#43

Dehesa Charter

County / City: San Diego / Escondido
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1701
Total School Size: 1075
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#44

Sunny Hills

County / City: Orange / Fullerton
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1700
Total School Size: 2518
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#45

La Costa Canyon

County / City: San Diego / Carlsbad
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1700
Total School Size: 2365
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#46

John A. Rowland

County / City: Los Angeles / Rowland Heights
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1700
Total School Size: 2383
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#47

Gretchen Whitney

County / City: Los Angeles / Cerritos
School Classification: S
SAT Scores: 1989
Total School Size: 1023
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
#48

Mission San Jose

County / City: Los Angeles / Fremont
School Classification: O
SAT Scores: 1984
Total School Size: 2198
Average Rating: No ratings or reviews yet.
 
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