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2 Palos Verdes High Schools Among Best In Nation: U.S. News

PALOS VERDES, CA — Two high schools on the Palos Verdes Peninsula are among the best in the country, according to a new ranking Tuesday from U.S. News & World Report.

In the list, Palos Verdes Peninsula High School ranked 37th in the state and Palos Verdes High School ranked 130th.

California ranks 7th among U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Among the 1,652 of ranked schools, 121 are in the top 5 percent nationally, 579 were in the top 25 percent.

State-by-state performance is based solely on which states have the largest proportion of schools in the top 25 percent. Massachusetts once again leads in the ranking, followed by Connecticut, New Jersey, Maryland and Florida, respectively.

The top high schools have students who score exceptionally high on math, reading and science assessments, as well as strong performance among under-served students. High school graduation rates and college readiness among graduates are also measured.