Coronado High Makes 2013 U.S. News List of Top-Ranked High Schools

U.S. News and World Report listed CHS among the top 50 high schools in California and the top 300 in the nation in rankings being released Tuesday.

Coronado High School was one of 11 campuses in the region that U.S. News & World Report rated among the top 100 in the state in its annual list of the best high schools, according to figures being released Tuesday.

CHS ranked as the 48th best high school in California and at No. 285 in the nation, based on the publication's evaluation.

U.S. News looked at 2,039 high schools in California and more than 21,000 across the country to determine the 2013 list.

The highest rated local school was the Preuss School in La Jolla, at fourth in the state and 30th in the U.S.

Some of the schools from San Diego County on the list are:


School   State Rank National Rank Preuss School       4   30 Torrey Pines High   25 167 Canyon Crest Academy (Encinitas) 31 186 Westview High (Poway) 34 208 La Jolla High
37 214 Coronado High
48 285 San Dieguito High School Academy 52 303 Scripps Ranch High 65 349 Poway High 79 407

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The publication rated the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas as the nation's top high school. The top-ranked schools in California were the Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz and Oxford Academy in Anaheim.

California had the highest level of top-performing schools in the country, followed by Maryland and Connecticut.

Coronado jumped on the 2013 list over its recent rank, moving way up from the 94th slot in the state list and from 484th place in the national list.

It's the latest achievement for CHS, which was named a California distinguished school in 2011 and consistently posts one of the county's highest graduation rates.

U.S. News has been releasing the best high school list since 2007. The publication reported using several factors to create the current rankings:

  • Judging if students on each campus were performing statistically better than others in the state.
  • Finding the number of economically disadvantaged students on each campus and determining if they were performing better than state averages.
  • Looking at college readiness via the number of students taking Advanced Placement or other types of academic tests.


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