Preuss School ranked fifth in California but also 54th in the entire nation. It boasts a 100 percent graduation rate and 94 percent in mathematics proficiency. Ninety-five percent of the 846 students come from an educationally disadvantaged backgrounds.
Preuss School's principal, Scott Barton, echoed a similar sentiment. "We are honored to receive this national recognition, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students as well as the educational model Preuss provides," Barton said in a statement.
U.S. News and World Report's study includes data from more than 22,000 public high schools across the country. The ranking process looks at how schools serve their students, performance benchmarks from state proficiency tests, graduation rates, and college preparedness.