Oxford Academy in Cypress and Whitney Excessive in Cerritos have been as soon as once more the top-performing excessive colleges within the state and among the many greatest within the nation, based on U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, which got here out late Monday night time, April 26 — and revealed a powerful displaying amongst Southern California campuses.
The 2 colleges, ranked Nos. 11 and 25 nationally this 12 months, have been one of the best within the state the previous few years, with Whitney Excessive nabbing the highest spot within the information journal’s 2019 and 2020 rankings.
Total, 5 Southern California colleges ranked within the prime 100 nationally. And the highest 4 spots within the statewide rankings have been held by Southern California excessive colleges.
The California Academy of Arithmetic and Science, which is a part of Lengthy Seaside Unified College District however is on the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus, ranked thirty second nationally and No. 3 statewide, based on the rankings.
Riverside Stem Academy rated 62nd nationally and No. 4 statewide, and Harbor Instructor Prep Academy, an LAUSD faculty in Wilmington, got here in at No. 84 nationally and No. 8 statewide.
5 different Southland colleges completed within the prime 25 within the statewide rankings. They’re:
- Eunice Sato Academy of Math & Sciences, in Lengthy Seaside, at No. 11;
- Hawthorne Math and Science Academy, in Hawthorne, at No. 13;
- Lennox Arithmetic, Science and Expertise Academy, in Lennox, at No. 17;
- Los Angeles Middle for Enriched College students, in Los Angeles, at No. 24; and
- Troy Excessive College, in Fullerton, at No. 25.
U.S. Information & World Report ranked greater than 17,800 excessive colleges for this 12 months’s rankings. To take action, it judged the colleges in six classes: faculty readiness, studying and math proficiency, studying and math efficiency, underserved scholar efficiency, faculty curriculum breadth and commencement charges.
The information journal, which makes use of knowledge from the U.S. Division of Schooling reasonably than letting colleges self-report, judged faculty readiness based mostly on Superior Placement and Worldwide Baccalaureate exams, based on a press launch. It used standardized testing to measure math and studying proficiency.
The aim of the rankings, the publication mentioned in a press launch, is to assist households decide how their excessive colleges examine to others nationwide.
“Households can use the Finest Excessive Colleges rankings to see how colleges examine on the nationwide, state and native degree on components like commencement charges and faculty readiness,” Anita Narayan, managing editor of Schooling at U.S. Information, mentioned within the launch. “The rankings additionally present perception into educational efficiency amongst underserved teams displaying how properly colleges are supporting these college students.”
The info used for the 2021 rating is from the 2018-2019 educational faculty 12 months. Information from the 2019-2020 faculty 12 months was not included due to the intense studying circumstances for college kids through the coronavirus pandemic.
To view the entire record for the 2021 U.S. Information Finest Excessive Colleges rankings, together with rankings per state, metro space and college district ranges, go to usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.