Is Le Cordon Bleu the best school?

My girlfriend is an amazing baker, and is looking to go to cooking school in France, namely to Le Cordon Bleu. I'd like to know if there's one school that stands above the rest, or does it depend on what one's ultimate goal is? And can community college culinary programs stand up to the big schools? We live near Los Angeles, if anyone has any local suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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