Nine schools in the San Diego Unified School District were among the best 500 in the nation, according to the annual U.S. News and World Reports ranking.
The schools that took top honors include the School of International Studies at San Diego High School, La Jolla High School and Scripps Ranch High School.
The ranking examined students’ college readiness, graduation rates and performance on state assessments.
Also mentioned as being high performing schools in a broader part of the report: University City High School, Point Loma High School, Serra High School, San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts, Patrick Henry High School, Kearny High School of Science Connections and Technology, Mission Bay High School, Clairemont High School, San Diego Early/Middle College, Mira Mesa High School and the School of Science and Technology at San Diego High.
The report evaluated 28,561 high schools and only 6,000 schools received honors.