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The 7 Best TV High Schools We Wish We Could Have Attended

James Van Der Beek as "Dawson", Katie Holmes as "Joey", and Joshua Jackson as "Pacey" in Dawson's Creek, 2001
August 22, 2019 - 10:50 / Laura Pérez

Some of our all-time favorite characters lived their best moments while attending high school, and we would definitely have loved to have them as classmates! Check out the best TV high schools out there from Saved by the Bell to Gossip Girl... 

Constance Billard St. Judes School for Girls - Gossip Girl

Who wouldn't have loved to have lunch with the gorgeous "Serena" (Blake Lively) in high school? The fictional Constance Billard St. Judes School was based on novel writer Cecil Von Ziegesar's alma mater Nightingale-Bamford, an all-female university-preparatory located in Manhattan. External shots of the Museum of the City of New York were used to portray it in Gossip Girl

Blake Lively as "Serena" in Gossip Girl, 2007

Dillon High School - Friday Night Lights

The series about the high school football team Dillon Panthers was so successful that we all would have love to watch a game in real life! Some scenes of the show were actually filmed at Pflugerville High School's stadium in Texas

Adrianne Palicki as "Tyra" and Scott Porter as "Jason" in Friday Night Lights, 2007

Harbor School - The O.C.

The O.C. is definitely one of our all-time favorite series and we wish we could have attended the Harbor School with some of the main characters. Josh Schwartz, creator of the show, said that The O.C. was inspired by the experiences he had in college; he attended the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television

Adam Brody, Benjamin McKenzie, Mischa Barton, Tate Donovan, Rachel Bilson, Melinda Clarke, Peter Gallagher, Kelly Rowan, and Chris Carmack, in The O.C., 2003

Capeside High School - Dawson's Creek

The ups and downs of "Dawson", "Pacey", and "Joey" portrayed in Dawson's Creek took place at the fictional town of Capeside. Some of the scenes of their best moments in high school and college were actually filmed at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's campus

Katie Holmes as "Joey", Mark Matkevich as "Drue", James Van Der Beek as "Dawson", Kerr Smith as "Jack", and Michelle Williams as "Jen" in Dawson's Creek, 2001

Riverdale's high school

We all know "Archie Andrews" (KJ Apa), the high school football player who is passionate about music in the teen drama television show Riverdale. But, would we actually like to attend high school with him? Absolutely! 

KJ Apa, Maedchen Amick, Lili Reinhart, and Luke Perry, at the CW's Riverdale photo call at New York Comic Con 2018

West Beverly Hills High School - Beverly Hills 90210

And what about seeing the BH90210 characters' transition from high school to college? It would have been super exciting to share moments in school with them! The filming location for West Beverly High School in the teen drama show was at Torrance High Schoo, located in California

Luke Perry as "Dylan" and Jennie Garth as "Kelly" in Beverly Hills 90210

Bayside High - Saved by the Bell

The classic sitcom that aired from 1989 to 1993 follows a group of high school friends and their relationship with their principal. Some of the best moments that they lived were at their school Bayside High and we would definitely have loved to have them as classmates!

The cast of Saved By The Bell in 1991