Best High Schools: Honor Roll

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Illustration by Steven Burke

 

There are more than 550 public and private high schools in Los Angeles County. Which one is right for your child? We’ve picked 47 of L.A.’s best, based in part on a statistical analysis that measures academic performance and how well students are prepared for college. The highest scorers are indicated by a (*). The chart also includes our choices for specialized and nontraditional schools. All information is the most current available.

Public

* Anderson W. Clark Magnet High
Glendale Unified (magnet)
9-121,0668482321:011596
Arcadia High
Arcadia Unified 
9-123,628859781:011710
Beverly Hills High
Beverly Hills Unified
9-122,4198244622:011746
Calabasas High
Las Virgenes Unified 
9-122,024848343:011690
California Academy of Math and Science
Long Beach Unified (magnet)
 
9-12594942227:011747
Cerritos High
ABC Unified 
9-122,105815480:011660
Crescenta Valley High
Glendale Unified 
9-122,9938616823:011646
Gretchen Whitney High
ABC Unified 
7-121,020982152:012004
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
LAUSD 
9-1233082865:011432
Hawthorne Math & Science AcademyHawthorne (charter) 9-125188451423:011286
La Cañada High
La Cañada Unified 
9-122,238895421:011771
L.A. Center for Enriched Studies
LAUSD (magnet) 
12-Jun1,543824441:011553
L.A. County High School for the Arts
L.A. County and Cal State L.A.
 
9-1257483157:011580
Mira Costa High
Manhattan Beach Unified 
9-122,384855451:011715
Palos Verdes High
› Palos Verdes  
9-121,86585013423:011669
Palos Verdes Peninsula High
Palos Verdes  
9-122,3558719123:011764
San Marino High
San Marino Unified 
9-121,1379112621:011821
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies
LAUSD (magnet) 
4-121,720844233:011528
South Pasadena High
South Pasadena Unified 
9-121,542842211:011697
West High
Torrance Unified 
9-122,138812220:011599
Additional Noteworthy Schools
Animo Leadership Charter High
Lennox (charter) 
9-12543712101:011088
Long Beach Polytechnic High
Long Beach Unified 
9-124,678734682:011517

Private

Archer School for Girls
Brentwood (independent, girls) 
6-12500$27,200187 : 11610-2000*
Brentwood School
Brentwood (independent) 
K-12993$26,2003318:012030
Buckley School
Sherman Oaks (independent) 
K-12750$27,695247 : 11740-2020*
Campbell Hall
North Hollywood (independent) 
K-121,090$24,9102215:01DS
Chadwick School
› Palos Verdes Peninsula (independent)
 
K-12826$24,205248 : 12033
Chaminade College Preparatory
Chatsworth/West Hills (Catholic) 
6-121,246$10,5004015:011751
Flintridge Prep School
La Cañada Flintridge (independent) 
7-12500$21,600228 : 12072
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
La Cañada Flintridge (Catholic, girls) 
9-12411$17,1502710:01DS
Harvard-Westlake School
Bel-Air/North Hollywood (independent) 
7-121,616$25,0001058 : 12085
Immaculate Heart
Los Angeles (Catholic, girls) 
6-12734$9,4002017:01DS
La Salle High School
Pasadena (Catholic) 
9-12757$11,6761610:011710
Loyola High School
Los Angeles (Catholic, boys) 
9-121,204$12,5005317:011837
7-12530$26,750469 : 12008
Mayfield Senior School
Pasadena (Catholic, girls) 
9-12300$18,200178 : 11782
Montclair College Preparatory
Van Nuys (independent) 
6-12336$15,0001210:011665
Oakwood School
North Hollywood (independent) 
K-12750$26,800179:011963
Polytechnic School
Pasadena (independent) 
K-12855$23,7503710:01DS
Providence High
Burbank (Catholic) 
9-12560$8,9002415:011591
Webb Schools
Claremont (independent, girls; independent, boys) 
9-12385$29,530287 : 11940
Westridge School
Pasadena (independent, girls) 
4-12510$23,600159 : 12170
Additional Noteworthy Schools
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences
Santa Monica (independent) 
K-121,125$26,100NA14:011892
Frostig School
Pasadena (independent) 
1-12105$25,000NA6:01NA
Summit View School
Culver City (independent) 
 
12-Feb182$27,000NA14:011100
Westmark School
Encino (independent) 
 
4-12167$27,000NA12:011580
Wildwood School
West Los Angeles (independent) 
K-12700$26,135NA15:01NA

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