The Preuss School graduates 90 students in the Class of 2012


Hundreds of families, friends, faculty, staff and community members were welcomed in more than 10 different languages as part of The Preuss School UCSD’s Commencement ceremony on June 29 at Manchester Field. The class of 2012 included 90 students — 95 percent of whom have been accepted to a four-year college or university, said Scott Barton, Preuss principal, adding “These students have worked very hard to get where they are today.” The Preuss School is a charter middle and high school for motivated, low-income students whose parents have not graduated from college.

The school was recently named the top charter school in California in a report released by USC’s Center on Educational Governance. In May, Preuss was named the top transformative high school in the nation by Newsweek for the second year in a row.