The Los Angeles Unified School District is the largest in the US when the sheer number of students is the factor and it is also one with the poorest results on average, unfortunately. It is therefore a good idea to go for a private high school if you live in Los Angeles, but of course, you do not wish to throw your money away.
Luckily, there are various organizations and websites that provide lists of best private schools in the Los Angeles area and the last one to come out with their recommendations which are reputable and objective is Niche, or more precisely Niche K-12 which reviews and grades high schools around the country, among other things.
Their list of the top private high schools in Los Angeles is created by taking into consideration a number of factors, from the academics grade which involves advanced statistics and a number of surveys to the student culture to the diversity grade which is pretty much self-explanatory.
Of course, they also run surveys of students, their parents, those who graduated from the schools and so on.
Any high school that ends up high on their list is guaranteed to provide high quality academics, health, safety, teachers, facilities, student opportunities, a diverse and accepting environment and much, much more.
The top ten Los Angeles private high schools according to the Niche K-12 2015 rankings are:
1. Harvard-Westlake School
2. Southwestern Academy
3. Flintridge Preparatory School
4. Polytechnic School
5. Chadwick School
6. The Web Schools
7. Marlborough School
8. Ribet Academy
9. Westridge School
10. Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences