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LAUSD charters score well on U.S. News & World Report list

Craig Clough | May 15, 2015

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LA Unified has only one of the nation’s top 100 public high schools, but quite a few of the top charter schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies ranked as the 84th best public high school in the nation, and 14th best in the state on the publication’s annual ranking of the best high schools in the nation. It was the only LA Unified school to hit national top 100, but the district did have 13 schools rank among the state’s top 100.

The report also calculated a list of the top charter schools, and LA Unified, which has more charter schools than any district in the nation, scored nine in the top 100, although all appear in the bottom half.

The report judged 29,000 public high schools — including charters, magnets and traditionals — together and also broken into separate categories, including charters, magnet schools, traditional schools and STEM schools. The ranking considered three categories, which included whether the school was performing better than statistically expected for students in their state, if disadvantaged students were performing better, and college-readiness performance.

Below are the 13 schools ranked the top 100 of California:

#14) Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies 

#23) Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy

#44) Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School

#49) Los Angeles Leadership Academy

#56) Community Charter Early College High School

#58) Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School

#59) Alliance Gertz-​Ressler High

#64) Magnolia Science Academy -​ 1 Reseda

#69) Oscar de la Hoya Ánimo Charter High School

#71) Alliance Marc & Eva Stern Math And Science

#84) Downtown Magnets High School

#87) Alliance Huntington Park College-​Ready Academy Hig

#99) Alliance Media Arts And Entertainment Design High


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