East Bay High Schools Dominate Top 10 List
Here’s another reason why we love East Bay living: Smart kids, innovative teachers, and top-ranking schools!
In a recent ranking of the 10 best S.F. Bay Area public high schools, based on 2017 SAT scores, eight East Bay campuses dominated the list.
Students at these eight high-achieving schools earned overall SAT scores far above the national average of 1060, out of a possible 1600 points. In fact, the No. 1 school on the list, Dougherty Valley High in San Ramon, showed up with an average SAT score of 1360. Go Wildcats!
High school juniors typically take the SAT in the spring. Colleges review their scores when considering admissions.
Check out these rankings, according to Niche data and the San Francisco Business Times:
- #1: Dougherty Valley High in San Ramon, average SAT score of 1360
- #2: Miramonte High in Orinda, average SAT score of 1350
- #3: Amador Valley High in Pleasanton, average SAT score of 1340
- #5: Campolindo High in Moraga, average SAT score of 1300
- #6: Albany High, average SAT score of 1300
- #7: Foothill High in Pleasanton, average SAT score of 1300
- #8: Acalanes High in Pleasanton, average SAT score of 1300
- #10: Berkeley High School, average SAT score of 1260
Of course, more than test scores make these schools special. It’s also the kids who attend them. Like Dougherty Valley High senior Woojin Nam, a cellist who is set to play the third movement of Rachmaninoff’s “Cello Sonata in G minor” at 8 p.m. March 2 at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, a performance that will be broadcast on NPR’s “From the Top.”
Meachelle Lum is another Dougherty Valley High School senior who recently was named a Distinguished Finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. She created the “Lum AVM Organization,” raising awareness about a condition called arteriovenous malformation, which caused her mother’s death. Meachelle raised more than $90,000 for brain aneurysm research and other charitable causes since 2016.
Four Campolindo High School music students — Andrew Torres, Aman Malhotra, Brigitte Jia, and Kevin Deng — were selected to perform in the High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall in February.
And at Berkeley High, student Genevieve Saldanha and her friends launched a GoFundMe campaign to provide care packages for the homeless.
That’s just to name a few. We are continually inspired by our East Bay youth!
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