Six schools in the Long Beach Unified School District are among America’s Best High Schools, according to the latest rankings released by Newsweek.
This year’s rankings highlight the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation – those that are the most effective at turning out college-ready graduates. With about 22,000 public high schools in the United States, the schools that appear on the latest rankings have surpassed at least 91 percent of high schools nationwide.
The latest list is based on six weighted components: graduation rate, college acceptance rate, Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate/Advanced International Certificate of Education tests taken per student, average SAT/ACT scores, average AP/IB/AICE scores, and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.
The six local schools’ national rankings are:
• 618 – California Academy of Mathematics and Science
• 1,552 – Renaissance
• 1,645 – Polytechnic
• 1,848 – Lakewood
• 1,888 – Wilson
• 1,940 – Millikan
Last month, seven LBUSD schools made the Washington Post’s list of America’s top high schools, while four schools here earned a place on similar rankings by U.S. News and World Report.