Las Lomas High School Walnut Creek I will soon be looking at high schools for my eldest son. Whether or not he will continue with private school or go to a public school is still being discussed, but regardless of which direction my husband and I take, we want to ensure his high school experience will be a great and prepare him for college. There are many things to consider when choosing a high school. All three of my boys are into soccer as I was when I was their age. I ended up playing collegiately at Saint Mary’s and would love to see them play in college someday. For me, a strong soccer program is a small, yet existing consideration. But sports, regardless to what my sons (and to a less extent husband) may think should play only a minor role in the decision process as many of those who excel in high school athletics do not end up playing in college much less in the pros. As such, another more important consideration for choosing the right high school is a top-notch education, and if you have purchased a home near downtown Walnut Creek then having your kids attend a top-notch high school will not be an issue. One of the best public high schools in the country is located near the downtown area – It is called Las Lomas High School (LLHS). The school’s average population has been around 1500 students for the past decade, which ranks it as mid-sized high school. It has a 96.4% graduation rate, and about 97% of those who graduate LLHS will attend college. What got me so favorably lit up on Las Lomas was not its athletics and performing arts programs – which are great – but rather its strong college preparatory classes. Students have the opportunity to take many advanced placement courses, and as a result the AP participation rate at the school is overwhelmingly high in comparison to other mid-sized schools. So if you are looking for a school that combines athletics, arts and great education, then look no further than LLHS.