California Charter Schools Top U.S. News Rankings of the Best Public High Schools

April 25, 2017

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Today U.S. News & World Report released their annual rankings of the best public high schools in the country, of which nine of the top 10 schools are charter schools, including California's very own Pacific Collegiate Charter in Santa Cruz which was ranked number 10 in the nation and number 1 in California. California charter public high schools represented nearly 20 percent of the rankings' 2,600 schools.

The U.S. News rankings assess more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia., which is whittled down to about 6,000 medal-winning schools based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Congratulations to the following California charter schools recognized in the top 100 public high schools in the country.

  1. Pacific Collegiate Charter (Santa Cruz) - #10 in National Rankings, #1 in California Rankings
  2. KIPP San Jose (San Jose) - #23 in National Rankings, #4 in California Rankings
  3. Preuss School UCSD (La Jolla) - #54 in National Rankings, #5 in California Rankings
  4. University High School (Fresno) - #65 in National Rankings; #7 in California Rankings
  5. Hawthorne Math and Science Academy (Hawthorne) - #66 in National Rankings, #8 in California Rankings
  6. University Preparatory Academy Charter (San Jose) - #72 in National Rankings, #9 in California Rankings
  7. Lennox Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy (Lennox) - #74 in National Rankings, #11 in California Rankings
  8. Oakland Charter High School (Oakland) - #91 in National Rankings, #13 in California Rankings

To see the full list of schools recognized by U.S. News, visit: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools