I grew up in Solon, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, and went from K-12 in the same school system. It was literally like growing up in a parallel universe of "The Wonder Years." Newsweek just ranked the top public High Schools in the nation, and my alma mater was #128. Not too shabby for a rust-belt suburb.
My comfort level these days with public education is at an all-time low, particularly in California. However, I often wonder if there are still some public High School options that would serve our family well. The resources my public school had to give me a broad range of experiences in music, sports, drama, AP classes, etc., were amazing. I was very blessed.