AHS, MKHS, and SGHS Earn 'Best' High School Honors

Three AUSD High Schools Earn BEST Honors U. S. News & World Report’s 2020 BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS 

 Mark Keppel + San Gabriel + Alhambra High add to AUSD 2019-2020 Recognitions

April 24, 2020, Alhambra, CA — For the second year running, U. S. News & World Report’s 2020 BEST PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS named Mark Keppel, San Gabriel, and Alhambra High to their “Best”rankings, after rating nearly 18,000 public high schools in the nation. 

Within California, Mark Keppel ranked #73, while San Gabriel ranked #156 and Alhambra High ranked #174, out of 3,162 California public schools. California ranks as the first out of 50 states in terms of student enrollment and in terms total number of schools.

The U. S. News & World Report rankings were determined by summing weighted scores across six indicators of school quality: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, undeserved student performance, and graduation rate. 

These high school honors come on the heels of the history-making first of having six AUSD elementary schools win the 2020 California Distinguished School Award, the most ever to win in a single year. Winners include Martha Baldwin, Brightwood, Monterey Highlands, Ramona, Repetto, and Park elementary schools which were singled out for closing the achievement gap and for achieving exceptional student performance.

“We are so proud of our staff, students and parents whose dedication and hard work make such awards possible,” said AUSD Superintendent Denise Jaramillo. “Honors like these are all the more meaningful in this time of school closure amid the global health crisis,”