Tuesday, June 15, 2010

NEWSWEEK Honors a Dozen San Diego High Schools as Among 'America's Best"

Among the best high schools in the United States, 12 are part of the San
Diego Unified School District, Newsweek Magazine announced in this week¹s

Preuss UCSD charter high school received top honors, placing 16th on the
list, while the School of International Studies at San Diego High School
placed 89; in San Diego County, only San Diego Unified has schools in
Newsweek¹s top 100.

The schools are honored for doing the best job of preparing average students
for college by offering rigorous curriculum. Scores are determined by
dividing the number of Advanced Placement (AP) and International
Baccalaureate (IB) tests taken at a school by the number of graduating

The 2010 list (as of June 15): Preuss UCSD, 16; School of International
Studies at San Diego High, 89; University City, 308; Pt. Loma, 331; La
Jolla, 327; Henry, 459; Scripps Ranch, 536; Clairemont, 1,078; Lincoln,
1521; Crawford Community Health and Medical Practices (CHAMPS), 1,587.
Newsweek estimates that there are nearly 30,000 high schools in the US.

³This is an outstanding achievement for our students, our teachers and
administrators, and our schools,² said Bill Kowba, Interim Superintendent.
³Excellence in education, no matter the challenges, is what¹s important.²

For the complete list, go to