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12 High Schools Make U.S. News List

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Twelve high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District earned rankings on U.S. News and World Report’s list of America’s 2023-24 Best High Schools.

The California Academy of Mathematics and Science topped the LBUSD list once again, ranking as the third-best high school in California and the 28th-best in the nation.

Sato Academy of Mathematics and Science and McBride High School, two of Long Beach Unified’s newest high schools, renewed their top state rankings, with Sato ranked at No. 15 and McBride ranked at No. 63 in California.

Also earning their place on the state rankings among 1,536 high schools were Cabrillo, Jordan, Lakewood, Millikan, Poly, Reid, Renaissance, Avalon and Wilson.

Approximately 17,680 public high schools out of nearly 25,000 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, science 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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