GGUSD High Schools Named Among Nation’s Best High Schools

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All seven of Garden Grove Unified School District’s (GGUSD) comprehensive high schools earned high national and metro-area rankings on the prestigious 2023-2024 America’s Best High Schools list published by U.S. News & World Report.  GGUSD high schools ranked in the top 21% nationally among nearly 18,000 high schools, and in the top 250 schools in the Los Angeles metro area.

GGUSD’s highest ranked school, La Quinta High School ranked #32 in the Los Angeles metro area, #79 in California and #504 nationally with Pacifica High School also ranking high at #85 in the Los Angeles metro area, #196 in California and #,1248 nationally.

All GGUSD high schools scored higher than 80% of the high schools ranked both statewide and across the nation.

“This is an incredible honor for our schools that showcases the tremendous dedication of our teachers and staff who truly equip students for college and career success,” said Board of Education President Walter Muneton. “Year after year, our schools receive this national recognition for excellence which validates the academic rigor of our programs and the high-quality instruction across the district.”

U.S. News and World Report analyzes the data of nearly 25,000 public high schools across the country and awards a national rank to the top 17,680 public high schools. The ranking reflects measurements on state math and reading exams, college readiness including Advanced Placement success, underserved student performance, and graduation rates.