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Preuss School at UCSD is highest-ranked SD school on Newsweek list

Preuss School on the UCSD campus, which aims to equip disadvantaged children with skills to excel at the university level, is the highest-ranking San Diego County school in Newsweek

magazine’s compilation of 1,600 top American schools. It is ranked No. 16.

University City came in at 308; Pt. Loma, 331 and La Jolla, 327.

Preuss is a charter school within the San Diego Unified School District. Its goal is to provide a

rigorous college prep education for motivated low-income students aiming to become the first in their families to graduate from college.

Oxford Academy, in the Orange County suburban community of Cypress, is the highest-rated Southern California school, ranked number 11.

Other San Diego County schools ranking in the top 200 are the San Diego

High School for International Studies, rated number 89; Torrey Pines High, 124, and Canyon Crest Academy, 197.

Newsweek compiles the annual list based on the number of Advanced Placement classes, and on standardized test scores.