Top 20 Best High School Shows Ever

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1. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

Votes: 25,748

2. Saved by the Bell (1989–1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

7.0
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A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California.

Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Mario Lopez, Dustin Diamond, Lark Voorhies

Votes: 27,088

3. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 121,997

4. Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A high school mathlete starts hanging out with a group of burnouts while her younger brother navigates his freshman year.

Stars: Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco, Samm Levine

Votes: 109,379

This was the one that introduced us to James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Judd Apatow, to name a few.

5. Gossip Girl (2007–2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Privileged teens living on the Upper East Side of New York can hide no secret from the ruthless blogger who is always watching.

Stars: Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Ed Westwick

Votes: 129,537

6. My So-Called Life (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.4
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A 15-year-old girl and her trials and tribulations of being a teenager and dealing with friends, guys, parents and school.

Stars: Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes, Devon Gummersall

Votes: 17,013

This one-season gem helped launch the acting careers of Claire Danes and Jared Leto.

7. Dawson's Creek (1998–2003)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Four friends in a small coastal town help each other cope with adolescence.

Stars: James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Michelle Williams, Joshua Jackson

Votes: 29,964

8. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A young woman is forced to fulfill her destiny of fighting vampires and demons with the help of her friends all the while struggling to live a normal teenage life of heart break and drama.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 111,302

9. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of small town Texas football players, their friends, family, and coaching staff.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 47,649

10. Degrassi High (1987–1991)

30 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.2
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The lives and trials of students of a city high school.

Stars: Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Duncan Waugh, Maureen Deiseach

Votes: 2,321

11. Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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The lives of the kids at Degrassi Community School dealing with the serious and sometimes taboo issues that plague teenagers.

Stars: Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar, A.J. Saudin

Votes: 9,740

12. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.7
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Half-brothers Lucas and Nathan Scott trade between kinship and rivalry both on the basketball court and in the hearts of their friends in the small, but not so quiet town of Tree Hill, North Carolina.

Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 63,383

13. The O.C. (2003–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A troubled youth becomes embroiled in the lives of a close-knit group of people in the wealthy, upper-class neighborhood of Newport Beach, Orange County, California.

Stars: Mischa Barton, Adam Brody, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 71,390

14. Boy Meets World (1993–2000)

TV-G | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.1
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Adolescent Cory Matthews grows up, and faces problems with friends, family, and school.

Stars: Ben Savage, Rider Strong, William Daniels, Betsy Randle

Votes: 34,391

15. Popular (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Two girls who despise each other, due to being on opposite sides of the "popularity fence", are forced together upon learning that their parents are getting married.

Stars: Leslie Bibb, Carly Pope, Tamara Mello, Christopher Gorham

Votes: 5,473

Ryan Murphy's precursor to "Glee".

16. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 133,681

17. The Vampire Diaries (2009–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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A young teen struggles to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives. Soon after she discovers the truth her whole world turns upside down.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

Votes: 245,786

18. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 103,969

19. Roswell (1999–2002)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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The lives of three young alien/human hybrids with extraordinary gifts in Roswell.

Stars: Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl, Majandra Delfino

Votes: 23,491

20. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 58,450

This cult hit, which lasted only 3 seasons, was responsible for helping launch the career of Kristen Bell.