Other San Francisco Bay Area best public schools making the list included
San Jose's Lynbrook High came in at number 38, with a 100.9% student retention rate and an average SAT score of 1996. Monte Vista High in Cupertino is number 40, with a 100.3% student retention rate and a 2001 average SAT score.
Redwood High in Larkspur is 87, with a 1755 average SAT score.
Aragon High in San Mateo at 100.
Los Altos High in Los Altos at 113.
San Francisco's Lowell High at number 138.
Dublin High is ranked No. 165.
California High School in San Ramon is ranked No. 267.
Livermore's Livermore Valley Charter Prep High is ranked No. 366.
The Newsweek High School Rankings—recognizing the achievements of the best public high schools in the United States for college readiness—have been published for more than a decade. Since 2014, Newsweek has published two separate lists in an effort to address the complexities of assessing the “best” high schools when students’ socioeconomic backgrounds are taken into account. Now, in collaboration with research partner Westat, Newsweek on August 19 will present the 2015 list of “America’s Top High Schools”—an ‘absolute’ list that ranks schools solely based on performance—and “Beating The Odds,” a ‘relative’ list that ranks schools based on performance, while also accounting for student poverty rates.