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NEWS RELEASE: 13 San Diego Unified High Schools Named Best in The Nation

NEWS RELEASE: 13 San Diego Unified High Schools Named Best in The Nation
Posted on 05/04/2017

San Diego Unified School District

SAN DIEGO (May 4, 2017) - The San Diego Unified School District is proud to announce that 13 district high schools have earned a spot on the 2017 U.S. News and World Report's list of “Best High Schools in America.”

The 2017 Best High Schools list released this week by U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, awarded “Gold Medal” honors to both La Jolla and Scripps Ranch high schools.

Point Loma, University City, Patrick Henry, San Diego, Serra, Mira Mesa, Morse, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, Clairemont, Kearny and Madison high schools all received “Silver Medal” honors.

The U.S. News rankings identify the top-performing public high schools at the national and state level and include published data on more than 22,000 schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. The rankings award public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their level of college readiness.

The Best High Schools rankings, available exclusively on usnews.com, feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs, and the results of state assessments and AP®.

The annual report's purpose is meant to highlight public schools that best serve all of their students, including disadvantaged populations. Overall, the rankings focus on student outcomes with an emphasis on graduation rates and state proficiency tests. Students at the 6,041 schools that receive national recognition from U.S. News graduate at rates that are 15 percent higher, on average, than students at schools nationwide that are not ranked.