U.S. News & World Reports - Best High Schools 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
US News & World Report published their high school rankings for 2023-24 on Tuesday, August 29. Once again, DBHS was ranked among the best schools in the state and the nation.
The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
Our rankings were as follows:
#427 in National Rankings
#62 in California High Schools
#25 in Los Angeles, CA Metro Area High Schools
#108 in STEM High Schools
Diamond bar High's rankings are a result of a partnership among students, staff, parents, community members, and the district office in supporting the balance provided by our foundations of the four A’s: Academics, Activities, the Arts, and Athletics.
At the center of our foundations is our belief in providing equitable access to opportunities for success to ALL of our students. US News & World Report rankings intend to reflect great high schools that serve all of their students well, not just those who are college bound. These high schools must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show how they are successfully educating their student body across a range of performance indicators.
The scores based on the following six factors:
- College readiness, based on the proportion of 12th grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam (30% of ranking).
- State assessment proficiency, based on aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation (20%).
- State assessment performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school's proportion of underserved students (20%).
- Underserved student performance, based on how Black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state (10%).
- College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas (10%).
- Graduation rate, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2017-2018 and graduated four years later (10%).
Another category is Best High Schools for STEM, in which rankings were based on student participation in college-level math and science courses and scores on AP exams in STEM subjects for 2021 graduates. To be eligible for this category, schools must be in the top 1,000 of the overall national rankings.
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1) DBHS SUMMARY
2) HOW SCHOOLS WERE RANKED