US News & World Report has just released the rankings for best high schools in the U.S. Of the 21,776 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia, schools were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, college preparation, and other factors. (Nebraska didn’t report enough data to be analyzed.)
Both Calabasas and Agoura High Schools have ranked on the list, and been recognized with Silver Medals by US News — meaning they were ranked in the 501-2008 range on the national list. Both ranked in the top 5% of high schools in the United States according to US News.
With a national rank of 654, and awarded the Silver medal by US News, Calabasas High School is ranked 122nd within California. The AP participation rate at Calabasas High School is 46 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 21 percent. College Readiness Index was 40.1, Academic Performance Index was 847, and Student/Teacher Ratio of 27:1.
With a national rank of 1022, and awarded the Silver medal by US News, Agoura High School is ranked 198th within California. The AP participation rate at Agoura High School is 38 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 18 percent. College Readiness Index was 31.5, Academic Performance Index was 851, and Student/Teacher Ratio of 26:1.
Full methodology at http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2012/05/07/best-high-schools-methodology