Newsweek Magazine and its sister website The Daily Beast have placed San Diego High's School of International Studies, La Jolla and University City high schools, along with Preuss UCSD charter, on their list of the top 1,000 high schools in the nation.
International Studies ranked 168, La Jolla was 327, and University City 783. International Studies also ranked 12th on the magazine's Top 25 Transformative High Schools. Preuss UCSD charter topped the Transformative High Schools list, placing 30th on the overall list.
"This is just super," said Superintendent Bill Kowba. "The teachers, staff, students and parents of each of these schools deserve congratulations for their hard work and commitment to education."
According to the website, the list was compiled by surveying principals at more than 2,000 schools.
"In order to be considered for our list, a school had to complete a survey requesting specific data from the 2010-2011 academic year. In all, more
than 2,300 schools were assessed to produce the final list of the top 1,000 schools," according to the website.