So when U.S. News & World Report ranked more than 20,500 public high schools across the country, it wasn't a surprise that Preuss rose near the top to be named the 76th best high school in the country, sixth in California, and the highest-ranked high school in San Diego County.
The top nationally ranked schools were all BASIS charter schools in Arizona. "I'm fortunate enough to work with a highly skilled staff that truly cares for students".
The 2018 rankings are based on data from the 2015-16 school year.
The report looked at over 20,000 schools, taking into account Common Core data and graduation rates, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam scores.
Barstow High School and Academy of Careers and Exploration in Helendale each earned a bronze level, despite not being ranked. The grade 7-12 school was also ranked higher than any other school in the Inland Empire. It is a silver medal school.
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Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern in Groton, Greenwich High School, Staples High School in Westport, Darien High School, Wilton High School, Hall High School and Conard High School both in West Hartford, Weston High School, Simsbury High School, and New Canaan High School were the remaining schools that were awarded gold medals in the U.S News ranking. About 11 percent of the schools ranked earned silver medals.
The next-closest high ranker from the Tucson area was Catalina Foothills High School, which clocked in at 670th-best school in the country, up from 798th a year ago.
Charter schools receive government funding but operate independently of the established state school system in which they are located.
"We take great pride in helping students reach their full potential and to have students respond the way they have in everything they do is quite remarkable", Smallwood said. "We selected schools that outperformed their state averages".
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