County well represented on U.S. News best high schools list

Dozens of schools in San Diego County made the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings of the nation’s best high schools.

Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Gold schools are the top 500 based on highest college readiness. Silver schools are high-performing schools based on lower college readiness. Bronze schools are high-performing schools based on state exam performance.

Escondido Union High School District: Silver: San Pasqual High, 122/706; Classical Academy High, 150/888. Bronze (state ranking): Escondido Charter High, 569. Bronze (no ranking): Del Lago Academy — Campus of Applied Science.

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