According to U.S. News and World Report's annual list of the best schools, three local schools received "silver" medals in 2014.
In Temecula Valley Unified School District, the following schools received a nod from the publication (click on the links to learn more):
- Great Oak High School- Ranked #226 in the state, and #1046 nationally
- Chaparral High- Ranked #259 in the state, and #1188 nationally
- Temecula Valley High- Ranked #347 in the state, and #1541 nationally
The rankings were calculated by looking at student performance on state-mandated standardized tests, evaluating how effectively schools educated black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
The entire district's ranks can be found here: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/california/districts/temecula-valley-unified-schoo...