La Quinta High School in Westminster – part of the Garden Grove Unified School District – has been rated one of the top high schools in the state and nation, according to a ranking announced Wednesday by U.S. News and World Report.
The rating system ranks schools based on performance on state-required tests, graduation rates and preparation for college.
LQHS ranked 54th best in California and 415th in the nation. The report showed that 67 percent of Aztec students took at least one Advanced Placement exam, 80 percent passed at least one AP exam, 70 percent had proficiency in mathematics and 82 percent in reading. The graduation rate was 94 percent.
Among comprehensive high schools in The Tribune’s coverage area – Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton and Westminster – here are how public schools were ranked according to the study.
- La Quinta: 415th nationally, 54th in California
- Huntington Beach: 1,297th and 198th
- Pacifica: 1,410th and 214th
- Westminster: 1809th and 270th
- Garden Grove: 1,851st and 288th
- Bolsa Grande: 2,076th and 313th
- Marina: 2,150th and 328nd
- Edison: 2,537th and 385th
- Santiago: 2703rd and 406th
- Los Amigos: 3,438th and 501st
- Rancho Alamitos: 3,466th and 506th
- Ocean View: 4,011th and 582nd
- 13: Orange: 6,258th and 837th*
- Magnolia: 6,617th and 867th
- Western: 6,710th and 881st.
* Orange High serves Garden Grove east of Haster Street.