Best Public or Charter High School



These Public or Charter High Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Saratoga High School. This top-rated school is considered one of the best in the country. 20300 Herriman Ave., Saratoga. 408-867-3411. saratogahigh.org.

Silver: Leland High School. 6677 Camden Ave., San Jose. 408-535-6290. leland.sjusd.org.

Silver: Milpitas High School. 1285 Escuela Pkwy, Milpitas. 408-635-2800. mhs.musd.org.

Bronze: Branham High School. 1570 Branham Lane, San Jose. 408-626-3407. branham.cuhsd.org.

SF and Marin

Gold: Lowell High School.  Consistently ranked a top public high school in the state, with a rigorous curriculum and competitive entrance requirements. 1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco. 415-759-2730. sfusd.edu.

Silver: Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. 555 Portola Drive, San Francisco. 415-695-5700. sfsota.org.

Bronze: Leadership High School. 350 Seneca Ave., San Francisco. 415-841-8910. sfusd.edu.

Bronze: Mission High School. 3750 18th St., San Francisco. 415-241-6240. sfusd.edu.

East Bay

Gold: San Ramon Valley High School. It offers college preparatory classes and is a National Blue Ribbon winner. 501 Danville Blvd., Danville. 925-552-3000. srvhs.schoolloop.com.

Silver: Alhambra High School. 150 E St., Martinez. 925-335-5810. ahs-martinez-ca.schoolloop.com.

Bronze: Campolindo High School. 300 Moraga Road, Moraga. 925-280-3950. www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/campolindo.

Peninsula

Gold: Sequoia High School. This school promotes academic and vocational excellence through creative and critical thinking as well as an appreciation of the arts. 1201 Brewster Ave., Redwood City. 650-367-9780. sequoiahs.org.

Silver: Carlmont High School. 1400 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont. 650-595-0210. carlmonths.org.

Bronze: Hillsdale High School. 3115 Del Monte St., San Mateo. 650-558-2699. www.smuhsd.org/hillsdalehigh.

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