Newsweek published its annual list of best public high schools in America, though in order to qualify for the list, schools had to respond to a survey the magazine sent. Of the more than 10,000 public high schools in the country, Newsweek says, only 1,100 replied. So make of that what you will.

Nine Bay Area schools made the top-500. Full list and criteria here.

497. George Washington, San Francisco 250. California, San Ramon 244. Mills, Millbrae 225. Hillsdale, San mateo 184. Analy, Sebastopol 132. Summit Prepatory Charter, Redwood City 83. Piedmont, Piedmont 61. Mission San Jose, Fremont 42. Henry M. Gunn, Palo Alto


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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