The California Academy of Mathematics and Science has earned a spot on Newsweek’s list of America’s top 500 high schools.
Criteria included college enrollment rate, graduation rate, Advanced Placement enrollment, SAT scores, student retention and counselor-to-student ratio.
Newsweek provides two lists, each with 500 schools. The “absolute” ranking is based solely upon performance, while a “Beating the Odds” ranking controls for student poverty rates. CAMS made both lists, placing 78th on the absolute ranking, and 44th on the “Beating the Odds” ranking. The high school, run by LBUSD on the campus of Cal State Dominguez Hills, has a college-bound rate of 99.4 percent and has earned numerous national honors.