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13 LBUSD High Schools Make U.S. News List

Thirteen high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District earned rankings on U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s 2022 Best High Schools.

The California Academy of Mathematics and Science topped the LBUSD list, ranking as the 15th best high school in the nation and second best in California. 

Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science and McBride High School, two of Long Beach’s newest high schools, earned top state rankings, with Sato ranked 12th, and McBride ranked 53rd in California.

Also earning their place on the state rankings among 1,603 high schools were Avalon, Cabrillo, Educational Partnership High School, Jordan, Lakewood, Millikan, Poly, Reid, Renaissance and Wilson schools.

Nearly 18,000 public high schools out of a review of nearly 24,000 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were ranked by U.S. News.

All schools were ranked on six indicators of school quality. The indicators include college readiness based on the proportions of 12th graders who took and passed Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate exams; college curriculum breadth; math and reading proficiency based on state tests, and whether that performance exceeded expectations given the school's proportion of historically underserved students; underserved student performance based on how Black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state; and four-year graduation rates.

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HIGHLY RANKED – Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science celebrates its 2021 commencement. Established in 2015, Sato has quickly risen to become one the nation’s top high schools.