Eight South Bay schools have made Newsweek’s Top 500 American High Schools list for 2015. Two of which are in the top 100!
Making the top 100 were Palos Verdes Peninsula High School at No. 72 and the California Academy of Mathematics and Science in Carson at No. 78.
The Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college, including graduation statistics, retention and college enrollment rates, SAT, ACT and AP exam scores, and counselor-to-student ratios.
America’s Top High Schools 2015
72 – Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
78 – Carson’s California Academy of Mathematics and Science
236 – Palos Verdes High School
341 – Manhattan Beach’s Mira Costa High School
379 – Torrance’s West High School
458 – Torrance’s South High School
474 – Redondo Union High School
488 – El Segundo High School
Four more South Bay high schools made Newsweek’s Beating the Odds list, which additionally weighs in poverty rates by factoring in the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced lunches. This list seeks to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.
Beating the Odds 2015: Top High Schools for Low-Income Students
44 – California Academy of Mathematics and Science
47 – Hawthorne Math and Science Academy
146 – Wilmington’s Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy
255 – Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
278 – Inglewood’s Ánimo Leadership High
339 – West High School
448 – Ánimo Inglewood Charter High