U.S. News has released their list of the top high schools in California.
Fourteen Bay Area public schools made the top 50.
No. 1 in the Bay Area–11th overall in California and 96th nationally–Lowell High School in San Francisco.
They boast a 97-percent graduation rate and more city athletic championships than any other public high school in the city.
After Lowell. Cupertino’s Monta Vista High is second in the Bay Area at 13th overall.
Lynbrook High is 17th with a total minority enrollment of 90 percent, followed by Campolindo High School in Moraga and the Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy at numbers 21 and 23 respectively.
Saratoga High clocks in at No. 26. Amador Valley High in Pleasanton is No. 28.
The top North Bay school is Redwood High in Larkspur, which is 30th overall in the state.
Thirty-third is Henry M. Gunn High in Palo Alto, and 35th is Leland High School in San Jose.
Rounding out the top 50 is Piedmont High School at 36.
Dougherty Valley High in San Ramon is at 37. Palo Alto High is 44th.
Orinda’s Miramonte High is 48th.
Just outside the top 50 is Cupertino High at 58th overall.