Despite being the nation’s largest state, with the second-largest school district in the country, California placed only one school in The U.S. News and World latest rankings of public high schools, Oxford Academy near Anaheim, made it to the No. 10 spot.
The highest ranked school in LA Unified, the nation’s No. 2 district to New York’s, was the Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies, which placed 19th in the state and 112th nationally.
Overall, the district had 11 of California’s top 100 schools. Five are charters, four are magnets and two are traditional schools.
Here’s the list of schools, which span all regions of the district, from Wilmington to Reseda:
- #19 Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies also #112 nationally
- #22 Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School also #147 nationally
- #23 Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy also #149 nationally
- #31 Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math And Science also #191 nationally
- #42 Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School also #247 nationally
- #49 Alliance Gertz- Ressler High also #267 nationally
- #63 Magnolia Science Academy – 1 Reseda also #317 nationally
- #75 Bright Star Secondary Charter Academy also #364 nationally
- #88 Granada Hills Charter High also #429 nationally
- #92 Community Charter Early College High School also #441 nationally
- #93 Downtown Magnets High School also #462 nationally