Best Public or Charter High School
Gold: Escuela Popular. Its high school academy for students under 19 provides intensive English language development so to meet the goal of graduating bilingual and biliterate. The school also has a high school program for students 19 and over. 467 N. White Road, San Jose (DL Academy). 408-275-7190. 149 N. White Road, San Jose (high school academies). 408-275-7191. escuelapopular.org.
Silver: Santa Teresa High School. 6150 Snell Ave, San Jose. 408-347-6200. sths.schoolloop.com.
Bronze: Leigh High School. 5210 Leigh Ave., San Jose. 408-626-3405. leigh.cuhsd.org.
SF and Marin
Gold: Lowell High School. Admission to the school is competitive and merit-based, serving students throughout the city who demonstrate academic excellence and are motivated to pursue a rigorous college prep program. 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco. 415-759-2730. lhs-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/.
Silver: Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco. 415-695-5700. sfsota.org.
Gold: Amador Valley High School. Home of the Dons and part of the Pleasanton Unified School District, serving students in grades 9-12.1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. 925-461-6100. amador.pleasantonusd.net.
Gold: Skyline High School. An Oakland public school and home of the Titans. 12250 Skyline Blvd., Oakland. 510-482-7109, ext. 104. ousd.org/skyline.
Silver: Alameda High School. 2201 Encinal Ave., Alameda. 510-337-7022. aus-alamedausd-ca.schoolloop.com.
Bronze: Alhambra High School. 150 E. St., Martinez. 925-335-5810. ahs-martinez-ca.schoolloop.com.