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Report: Dougherty Valley and Cal High Ranked in Top 200 in State High School Rankings

Out of 2,407 California high schools, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dougherty Valley as the 108th and Cal High the 171st best high school in the state.

The U.S. News & World Report released its list for top high schools in the nation.

Of the 2,407 schools ranked (in 551 districts), as the 108th and the 171st best high school in the state.

U.S. News ranked nearly 22,000 high schools. Overall, Dougherty Valley and California ranked 565th and 880th, respectively, in the nation.

The Danville public high schools had similar ranks, with  ranked 88th and 144th.

U.S. News worked with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world, its website states.

The methodology was based on key principals that each high school must serve its students and not just those who are college-bound. The schools ranked must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show that the school is education its student body across a range of indicators.

A total of 21,776 public high schools in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, were analyzed. The website said that Nebraska was the only state that did not report enough data and therefore was not evaluated for any part of the rankings. You can read the full methodology on the U.S. News' website.

 

Oxford Academy (Cypress, CA)

San Ramon Valley

Dougherty Valley

Monte Vista

California High School

State Rank

1

88

108

144

171

National Rank

7

465

565

770

880

Enrollment

1,135

2,039

1,503

2,195

2,431

Minority Enrollment (% of total)

88%

20%

72%

33%

44%

Economically Disadvantaged (% of total)

27%

1%

5%

1%

2%

Fulltime teachers

44

86

58

94

100

Student/Teacher Ration

26:1

24:1

26:1

36:9

24:1

Academic Performance Index*

984

890

909

894

870

College Readiness Index**

100

46.9

43.3

36.9

34.4

*This measures the performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic indicators. The possible sore range from 200 to 1000.

**College Readiness Index is based on the percentage of 12th graders how were tested and passed AP exams. The maximum College Readiness Index value is 100.

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