U.S. News Ranking Includes 6 Schools

The 2016 ranking of America’s best high schools released by U.S. News and World Report includes six schools here, tying last year’s all-time high for the Long Beach Unified School District.

The California Academy of Mathematics and Science earned a gold medal, while five other schools here earned silver.

The ranking includes data on more than 21,000 public high schools.  Schools earned gold, silver or bronze medals based on state assessments, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

Fewer than 2.5 percent of high schools earned gold medals, and only the top 10 percent won silver.  Local schools’ rankings are:

• CAMS (gold) – state ranking of 10; national ranking of 100

• Wilson (silver) – state ranking of 215; national ranking of 1,228

• Avalon (silver) – state ranking of 235; national ranking of 1,337

• Millikan (silver) – state ranking of 273; national ranking of 1,509

• Renaissance (silver) – state ranking of 323; national ranking of 1,723

• Poly (silver) – state ranking of 328; national ranking of 1,747

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