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Badge for US News and World Report "Best High Schools"
Two AUSD high schools made it to the US News & World Report’s list of the 2024 Best High Schools. Alameda High School has been ranked #1404 (of 17,655 high schools) in the United States, #192 (of 2606 high schools) in the state, and #32 (of 240) in the Bay Area. Encinal Jr. & Sr. High School ranked #2884 in the national rankings, #403 in the state rankings, and #56 in the Bay Area.
By ranking so highly, both schools achieved status as a US News “Best High Schools.”

The rankings are based on six indicators of school quality, including college readiness, (based on the number of students taking AP or IB exams), college curriculum breadth (based of students taking multiple AP or IBS courses students took), state assessments, underserved student performance, and graduation rate. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI) and Island High School are not ranked as they do not offer AP classes, which would skew the rankings.