Norwalk High makes list of nation's best high schools

NORWALK – Norwalk High School has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best high schools in the United States for 2019.

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The ranking is based on data from more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The Norwalk campus received high marks for a 97% graduation rate and an AP test participation rate of 70%.

The campus’s total minority enrollment is 96% and 82% of students are economically disadvantaged. The teacher-student ratio is at 24 to 1.

Norwalk High ranked No. 3,906 nationwide, and No. 563 in California.

Whitney High School in Cerritos was named the top campus in the state.

At the end of April, U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, announced the 2019 Best High Schools – a new, revamped edition of the rankings, providing the most comprehensive evaluation of America’s public high schools ever produced by U.S. News.

“Our mission with the Best High Schools rankings has always been to educate families about the schools in their district,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News, in a release published by U.S. News & World Report on April 30.

“By evaluating more schools than ever before, the new edition expands that focus so all communities can see which schools in their area are successfully serving their students – including historically underserved populations.”

The 2019 Best High Schools rankings take a holistic approach to evaluating schools, looking at six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates.

Specifically, college readiness measures participation and performance on AP and IB exams.

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