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

Nine Bay Area Schools Makes Newsweek “Best Public High Schools” List 23 June,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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