New Report: Majority of California's Top 10 High Schools are Charter Public Schools

May 9, 2018

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Today, U.S. News & World Report released their annual rankings of the best public high schools in California, of which seven of the top 10 high schools are charter public high schools. California charter public high schools represented 20 percent of the rankings' 2,185 best California high schools, demonstrating that California's charter public schools are meeting the needs of students and helping them achieve academic success.

Congratulations to the following California charter public schools recognized in the top 10 public high schools in the state:

  1. Stockton Collegiate International Secondary (Stockton) #3 in California Rankings
  2. KIPP San Jose Collegiate (San Jose) #4 in California Rankings
  3. University High School (Fresno) #5 in California Rankings
  4. Preuss School UCSD (La Jolla) #6 in California Rankings
  5. Animo Leadership High (Inglewood) #7 in California Rankings
  6. University Preparatory Academy Charter (San Jose) #9 in California Rankings
  7. Hawthorne Math and Science Academy (Hawthorne) #10 in California Rankings

To see the full list of schools recognized by U.S. News & World Report, visit:

The U.S. News & World Report assessed over 28,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. To learn more about the methodology, visit: