Two high schools in Newport Beach have the prestige of being ranked among the best schools in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report.
was listed 32nd in California and 158th in the nation and Newport Harbor High School at 138th in the state and 745th in the nation, the report showed.
"It is the commitment of everyone; teachers, parents, staff, administrators, students, and the Board of Education to continually strive for improvement in education that allows our schools to reach to the top of recognition," Robert Barbot, interim superintendent of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, told Patch.
The online news publication released its annual list of the "Best High Schools" in the nation last week. According to the report, the rankings are developed in conjunction with the Washington-based American Institutes for Research and are determined using math and English proficiency, college readiness and the ratio of students to teachers.
Nearly 22,000 public schools from across the country were reviewed through data collected via the U.S. Department of Education and other sources.