If you are raising children in Southern California, or plan to at some point in the future, it’s important to know where the best schools are in this region. Based on data compiled by Niche.com, we have put together a list of cities that have some of the best school districts in Southern California based on such factors including test scores, academic strength, diversity, parent/student experience, educational outcomes, health and safety, student culture, and extracurricular activities. If you want to reference the original article and learn more about the ranking methodology used by Niche, you can check out more information here. Here are some of the cities that made the list for having the best schools.

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Any surprises by the school districts that made the list? It’s no wonder that most of the cities that received some of the highest ratings for schools are also some of the most affluent areas in Southern California.

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