On Tuesday, April 27, 2021 the United States News & World Report (U.S. News) published the 2021 Best High Schools Rankings. For many years, Oxford Academy (OA) has ranked among the top 10 schools in California and top 50 in the United States. This year, OA ranked #1 in California (moving up one position from last year) and ranked #11 in the nation (moving up eight positions from the 2020 rankings). This is a major accomplishment considering that there are 17,857 high schools ranked in the U.S. and 1,675 ranked in California. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this is extra special because it highlights the determination and resilience from our graduating class during the embryonic stages of the pandemic.
The Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) Superintendent, Mr. Matsuda, extended the following commendation:
I am so proud of our students, teachers, families, and entire Oxford Academy community for this great accomplishment. This achievement recognizes some of the great work at Oxford and throughout our District, such as academic excellence, civic engagement, career-readiness, and 21st century skills including collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, communication, and compassion.
In addition, Mrs. Houston said, “It is only through the collaborative partnership of our faculty, staff, parents and students that together we achieve high honors!” She also added, “Our stakeholders share a vision of excellence that extends past test scores, and grades — but developing the whole student in the 5 C’s. I commend our teachers and students for the commitment and dedication to constantly becoming the best version of themselves!”
How does OA perform among other high schools?
The ranking is only part of the full picture. Some of the details and statistics behind the rankings demonstrate that 100% of OA students take at least one Advanced Placement (AP) Exam; it also shows that they are 93% and 99% proficient in mathematics and reading, respectively; and 100% of them graduate. Furthermore, OA patriots rank #40 in the College Readiness Index (#1 in California) and #33 in College Curriculum Breadth Index (also #1 in California).
Where does the data come from?
According to U.S. News: all of the AP Exams data comes directly from the College Board, the standardized state assessment data and graduation rates comes from each state, and the remaining data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.
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