California Charter Schools Association Responds to Newsweek's List of Top High Schools

June 20, 2011

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Vicky Waters, CCSA
(415) 505-7575

Jed Wallace, president and CEO of the California Charter Schools Association, issued the following statement today following the release of Newsweek's List of Top High Schools in the U.S., which includes some of California's top charter schools:

"We congratulate all the schools named by Newsweek as top high schools in the nation, particularly the charter high schools. They should all be proud of their accomplishments and commitment to education of high school students. Public high schools are tasked with preparing students for the future, and in California, charters are delivering on the promise of a quality education in communities across the state. As the list shows, the charter high schools identified are both diverse and located in a variety of California communities."

"We are proud of the achievement of the students and their families, in addition to the teachers, school staff and leaders at the charter schools recognized by Newsweek."

Here are the charter high schools in California that were published on the list:

  • #34: The Preuss School UCSD, La Jolla
  • #112: University, Fresno
  • #132: Summit Preparatory Charter, Redwood City
  • #368: Classical Academy, Escondido

For the full list of Newsweek Magazine's Top High Schools, click here

About the California Charter Schools Association

The California Charter Schools Association is the membership and professional organization serving 912 charter public schools and more than 365,000 students in the state of California. The Vision of the California Charter Schools Association is to usher in a new era in public education so all students attend independent, innovative, accountable schools of choice. The Mission of the California Charter Schools Association is to influence the legislative and policy environments, leverage collective advocacy, and provide resources to support our members in developing and operating high quality, charter schools reflective of California's student population. For more information, please visit

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