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All six comprehensive high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District (Canyon, Golden Valley, Hart, Saugus, Valencia and West Ranch) plus Academy of the Canyons were honored with distinctions from the annual U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings.

The six comprehensive high schools each earned Silver Medals, with Academy of the Canyons awarded a bronze medal.

More than 22,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia were compared using various metrics including how the schools performed on state assessment tests and how well they prepare students for college.

“It is exciting to see the hard work of our teachers and administrators at all six of our comprehensive high schools, plus AOC, pay off with this recognition,” said Vicki Engbrecht, Hart School District superintendent. “Our focus has been and continues to be on the preparation and success of all our students, and that is what truly matters.”

Hart High School scored the highest in the district, ranking 171 in California (982 nationally). West Ranch has a California rank of 210 (1154 nationally), Saugus 247 (1339), Golden Valley 338 (1772), Valencia 344 (1793) and Canyon 411 (2125).

The rankings noted AP participation rate, graduation rate and college readiness.

By virtue of being a middle college high school, Academy of the Canyons does not offer AP classes (which goes against them on the magazine’s ranking system), but instead their students take college classes concurrently with their high school coursework. Every student in the Hart School District has the opportunity to take concurrent classes at College of the Canyons.

According to U.S. News & World Report, four steps were used to determine the awards: students perform better than expected in their state; disadvantaged students perform better than state average; student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard; students are prepared for college-level work.

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  1. Pam Li Pam Li says:

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  2. Gary says:

    Congrats to our teachers and community leaders. Public high schools aren’t easy places to run, and for us to do so well is quite commendable. Especially given that we’re solidly middle class overall – not quite tons and tons of dough flowing through here, yet we scored decidedly well with results.

    Our public schools have broad support. We’ve not yet been picked apart by excessive charter schools or super-funded private high schools drawing the best students away.

    Good job, SCV.

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