Arroyo Grande High School is named on the prestigious Newsweek list of America's Best High Schools. The annual list ranks Arroyo Grande High School at 436 out of the more than 27,000 public high schools in the country, putting Arroyo Grande in the top 1.59% of schools nationwide. Arroyo Grande has made the list in years past, but this is the Eagle's highest ranking.
"It's extremely impressive how Arroyo Grande High School is continually recognized as a model of excellence not only in our community, but in the state and country as well. It's a tribute to the amazing teachers, staff, and students at the school," said Jim Hogeboom , Superintendent of Lucia Mar Unified School District.
Newsweek calculates its rankings using six components: graduation rate (25%), college matriculation rate (25%), AP tests taken per graduate (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB /AICE scores (10%), and AP course offered (5%).
Arroyo Grande has a graduation rate of 96% and a college matriculation rate of 85%.
"This is a great accomplishment that is a direct result of our outstanding teachers, staff, students, and community support. We are all very proud," said Tom Butler, Principal of Arroyo Grande High School.
The top two high schools according to the rankings are both located in Dallas, Texas. The complete list can be viewed at http://www.newsweek.com/