Sacramento’s West Campus High School is the 83rd best public high school in California and the 426th in the nation in rankings compiled by U.S. News & World Report.
The magazine released its annual list on Tuesday that ranks nearly 20,000 public high schools.
The first two steps in calculating the rankings made sure the schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading portions of their state proficiency tests.
For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which high schools get students ready for college-level work, according to the magazine.
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West Campus High School, 5022 58th St., is in the Sacramento City Unified School District. The 870 students at the college preparatory school are culturally and economically diverse, according to the school website.
Other Sacramento area schools ranking high on the state list:
89: Granite Bay High
100: Davis Senior High
110: Rocklin High School
148: Elk Grove High School
179: Woodcreek High School, Roseville
184: Folsom High School
187: Vista Del Lago, Folsom
201: Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills
207: Mira Loma High School