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 is the host and editor for KQED's daily health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED News Fix.

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