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The Top 20 Public High Schools in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Best Public High Schools

  1. Palisades HS Charter, Pacific Palisades
  2. Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach
  3. La Canada High School, La Canada
  4. Palos Verdes Peninsula, Palos Verdes
  5. Beverly Hills HS, Beverly Hills
  6. Palos Verdes HS, Palos Verdes
  7. Santa Monica HS, Santa Monica
  8. Crescenta Valley HS, La Crescenta
  9. South Pasadena HS, Pasadena
  10. Malibu HS, Malibu
  11. Calabasas HS, Calabasas
  12. Redondo HS, Redondo Beach
  13. El Segundo HS, El Segundo 
  14. Culver HS, Culver City
  15. South HS, Torrance
  16. West HS, Torrance
  17. El Camino Real HS, Woodland Hills
  18. LACES, Miracle Mile
  19. SOCES, Sherman Oaks
  20. Marshall Fundamental, Pasadena

Palisades Highschool

15777 Bowdoin St
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Located in one of the most expensive residential estate districts in Los Angeles, Palisades Charter Highschool has a very active parent community. Per pupil spending is one of the highest in the city. Has active extra curricular and AP classes. 95% Graduation rate with a very diverse student body. A large school with enrollment at 2,970. 

Mira Costa Highschool

Brand new facilities and a 95% graduation rate. There is only 6% of students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged. Very active school and consistently ranks one of the best in country. 

La Canada Highschoool

99% graduation rate, only 2% of students socioeconomically disadvantage, very diverse student body, scores the highest on standard tests. Per Pupil spending is $10,179. 16 AP classes offered. Total enrolment is 2,075

Palos Verdes Peninsula Highschool.

27118 Silver Spur Rd
Rolling Hills Estates CA 90274

99% graduation rate, with very high scores on standards tests. Only 4% of students socioeconomically disadvantaged. The per pupil funding is low at $5,822, but they manage to accomplish a lot.

Beverly Hills Highschool

241 Moreno Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90212

Beverly Hills Highschool, might as well be a private school for the ambiance. 97% graduation rate, very affluent student body and parents are very generous in giving to the school. I feel like for the resources this school has it is surprising the test scores are not higher- I would think this has something to do with indifference. 

Palos Verdes Highschool

600 Cloyden Rd
Palos Verdes Estates CA 90274

99% graduation rate and only 2% socioeconomically disadvantaged students. Test scores are very high- this is an excellent public school. Total enrollment 1,716. 30 AP Classes.

Santa Monica Highschool

Santa Monica Highschool is greatly improved lately. I expect this school to start climbing higher in the ranks in coming years. 95% graduation rate, socially disadvantaged 30%. Total enrollment 2,950. Expenditure $5,764 per pupil. 

Crescenta Valley HighSchool

South Pasadena Highschool

1401 Fremont Ave
South Pasadena CA 91030

Malibu Highschool

30215 Morning View Dr
Malibu CA 90265

Calabasas Highschool

22855 Mulholland HWY

Redondo Highschool

One Sea Hawk Way
Redondo Beach CA 90277

El Segundo Highschool

640 Main Street
El Segundo CA 90245

Culver Highschool

4401 Elenda Street
Culver City CA 90230

South Torrance

West Torrance

El Camino Real Highschool, Woodland Hills


5931 W 18th St
Los Angeles CA 90035


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