Moving to the Bay Area -public high schools in Berkeley, Oakland?

Hi I’m am a single parent of a 14 yr old 9th grade daughter looking to move to the Bay Area to work in San Francisco. I cannot afford to live in SF so I’m hoping to get a few recommendations of decent public high schools in Oakland, Berkeley areas, etc to give me an idea of where best to narrow my search for 2 bedroom apartments? Thanks in advance for your help!

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I live in El Cerrito and would recommend looking into Albany or El Cerrito. The cities and high schools are smaller than Oakland and Berkeley. Both Albany and El Cerrito are very walkable, near Bart, and the schools will likely feel less overwhelming to a new student. El Cerrito has the main high school and a charter high school, Albany has one high main high school.