[Posted June 18, 2018] The high-profile “Best High Schools” list compiled annually by U.S. News & World Report for 2018 identifies about 6,000 schools from among 20,000 surveyed nationally as “Gold,” “Silver” or “Bronze” medal winners.
Uni joined the list of medal winners this year, as noted by the Associated Administrators of Los Angeles (AALA) newsletter for June 18, 2018:
“Congratulations to the LAUSD schools included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best High Schools. The periodical reviewed data from more than 20,000 high schools across the country and ranked nearly 6,000 as gold, silver, or bronze. Out of the 247 high schools in the District, 108 (includes affiliated and nonaffiliated charters) received gold, silver, or bronze medals. Listed on the next two pages are the 64 regular and affiliated charter high schools that received this recognition. The selection was based on each school’s reading and math scores overall; the reading and math scores of disadvantaged students; graduation rates; and students’ preparation for college-level coursework as shown by participation in AP or [International Baccalaureate] programs.”
Uni was one of those schools, receiving silver-medal recognition and ranked by USN&WR as no. 328 in California and a national ranking of 1,730.
The honor is especially remarkable given Uni’s student make-up and funding available from the District. Congratulations to the administration, faculty, staff and – of course – Uni’s students.