The newest ranking of America’s best high schools by U.S. News and World Report includes four schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. Among the four is a gold medal winner, the California Academy of Mathematics and Science, and three silver medal winners.
The four high schools earned the following rankings among thousands of public high schools:
• CAMS – state ranking of 13; national ranking of 94; gold medal
• Renaissance – state ranking of 313; national ranking of 1,380; silver medal
• Millikan – state ranking of 379; national ranking of 1,632; silver medal
• Lakewood – state ranking of 388; national ranking of 1,678; silver medal
To determine the rankings, schools were first analyzed on how well their students performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of disadvantaged students. High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally in terms of college readiness.
U.S. News awarded 4,805 gold, silver or bronze medals to the top schools.