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Awards » U.S. News & World Reports 2008-2019

U.S. News & World Reports 2008-2019

U.S. News & World Reports - Best High Schools 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,  2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

US News & World Report published their high school rankings for 2019 on Tuesday, April 30. Once again, DBHS was ranked among the best schools in the state and the nation.


Under U.S. News' revamped 2019 ranking methodology, more than 17,000 public high schools, an increase from 2,700 last year, were numerically ranked nationally using a simpler yet more comprehensive formula. The revised methodology used six ranking factors, each of which are weighted to produce an overall score that the ranking is based on.


Our rankings were as follows:




STEM RANK: 178th


Diamond bar High's rankings are a result of a partnership among students, staff, parents, community members, and the district office in supporting the balance provided by our foundations of the four A’s: Academics, Activities, the Arts, and Athletics.


At the center of our foundations is our belief in providing equitable access to opportunities for success to ALL of our students. US News & World Report rankings intend to reflect great high schools that serve all of their students well, not just those who are college bound. These high schools must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show how they are successfully educating their student body across a range of performance indicators.


The ranking factors measured performance on state math and reading proficiency tests; college readiness measured by participation in and performance on challenging college-level coursework using Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations; and graduation rates. The highest ranked U.S. public schools in the 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings are those whose attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in the state assessments, participated in and passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions.