Charter High Schools Are Top In California

A big congratulations is in order as US News & World Report released its 10 Top Ten High Schools in California list last week, and the results should cause us to wake up and smell the charter schools! It’s what we have long known at La Comadre to be true and now the data does confirm, charter public schools top traditional public schools by a wide margin, across the state.

In fact, if you take a look at the top 20 high schools in California, you will find that the overwhelming majority of them are charter schools. Specifically, seven out of the top ten are charter schools.  Here are the seven schools:

  1. Stockton Collegiate International Secondary (Stockton) #3 in California Rankings
  2. KIPP San Jose Collegiate (San Jose) #4 in California Rankings
  3. University High School (Fresno) #5 in California Rankings
  4. Preuss School UCSD (La Jolla) #6 in California Rankings
  5. Animo Leadership High (Inglewood) #7 in California Rankings
  6. University Preparatory Academy Charter (San Jose) #9 in California Rankings
  7. Hawthorne Math and Science Academy (Hawthorne) #10 in California Rankings

Additionally, if you look at the extended report you will see that the trend extends and that there are several charter schools down the list to comprise a majority of the top schools in California to be made up of charter schools. Included in the top national rtings are the very familiar Charter Schools in the PUC (Partnerships to Uplift Communities) family.  

Congratulations to all of the high performing schools both traditional and charter. We need more of this!

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Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia

Leticia Chavez-Garcia is a Mother, Grandmother, former Middle School Teacher, former Member of a School Board of Education and an Education Advocate for hundreds of parents and students in the Inland Empire. Having become a mother at 15, Leticia knows what it’s like to be a single mother trying to navigate the education system. Leticia received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and Public Administration from California Baptist University and a Masters’ Degree in Education Technology from Cal State Fullerton in her 30’s. Leticia has used her knowledge and experience to help hundreds of families as an Education Advocate in the Inland Empire and currently works as an Education Specialist.

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