US High School Ranking

24/7 Wall Street reported the state vs state education rankings. Here is the list of the best and the worst state in terms of school systems:

1. Massachusetts
2. New Jersey
3. Maryland
4. Vermont
5. New Hampshire
6. Connecticut
7. Wyoming
8. Pennsylvania
9. New York
10. Minnesota

41. California
42. South Carolina
43. Louisiana
44. Alabama
45. Idaho
46. Arizona
47. Oklahoma
48. New Mexico
49. Nevada
50. Mississippi

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2015/01/09/americas-best-and-worst-school-systems/

Sadly, my state, California is 41 out of 50 states… Some blame Proposition 13 which limits the increase in Property Tax (which funds public education) as the cause…but I think there are other problems.

But fear not, there are public schools in California that rank fairly high in the nation wide high school ranking of 19,400 schools by US News and here it is:

10. Oxford Academy, Cypress CA
22. Whitney High School, Cerritos CA
55. Hawthorne Math and Science Academy, Hawthorne CA
59. Lennox Mathematics, Science and Technology Academy, Lennox CA
101. California Academy of Mathematics and Science, Carson CA
112. Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, Los Angeles, CA
147. Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, Los Angeles CA
149. Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, Wilmington CA
165. Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates CA
167. San Marino High School, San Marino CA
187. Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates, CA
191. Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math and Science, Los Angeles CA
222. Corona Del Mar High School, Newport Beach CA
278. University High School, Irvine CA
297. Arnold O. Beckman High School, Irvine CA
300. Cerritos High School, Cerritos CA
310. Northwood High School, Irvine CA
313. Troy High School, Fullerton CA

http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings?int=974b08

In the LA/OC areas, the highest ranking schools that you can attend just by living in the school district starts from #165 Palos Verdes Peninsula High (or “Pen Hi”). All the schools ranking above it is a charter/magnet/special criteria school which means your children will have to meet certain academic criteria. The two schools in Palos Verdes ranks 165 and 187. The other good school district around here is the Irvine school districts where they rank from 278 to 310–still a very respectable ranking. Go Panthers!

James

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