San Marcos High Ranked #3 on US News & World Report California High School Ranking

San Marcos High is Ranked #3 in US News & World Report Ranking of Best High Schools in California. San Marcos High is also ranked #11 Nationally.

The 2012 edition includes data on nearly 22,000 public schools, 500 of which received gold medals.

U.S. News partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), which implemented U.S. News‘s rankings methodology. To determine the Best High Schools national rankings, schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in each school performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of disadvantaged students (low-income, Hispanic, and black), who tend to score lower on tests.

High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college readiness.U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, both of which include college-level courses. U.S. News awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools. READ MORE VIA US NEWS

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