- Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 01:00
- Written by Town Crier Report
U.S. News & World Report last week ranked Los Altos, Mountain View and Alta Vista high schools among the Best High Schools in 2012 and recognized the schools for their academic achievements.
Los Altos High School received a gold-medal rating, placing it among the top 2 percent of high schools nationwide this year. It ranked 75th out of the 2,407 high schools in California and 404th nationally.
Alta Vista High School, the district’s alternative continuation program, received a bronze medal. Few continuation schools receive a ranking.
Mountain View High School ranked 141st in the Best High Schools in the Math and Science category, placing it in the top 1 percent nationally.
As part of its three-step methodology, the magazine’s rankings are based on state assessments, Advanced Placement exams and the success rate of the least-advantaged students.
For more information, visit www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.