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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, 2020

US News & World Report published their high school rankings for 2020 on Tuesday, April 21. Once again, DBHS was ranked among the best schools in the state and the nation.


The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on more than 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.


Under U.S. News' 2020 ranking methodology, more than 24,000 public high schools, an increase from 17,000 last year, were numerically ranked nationally using a comprehensive formula. The 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:


#519 in National Rankings

#68 in California High Schools

#25 in Los Angeles, CA Metro Area High Schools

#77 in STEM High Schools



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.