Summit Prep, Sequoia, and Woodside, High Schools Ranked Nationally

Redwood City high schools are among 253 California high schools ranked by Newsweek.

Woodside High School
Woodside High School
Summit Preparatory Charter High School was ranked No. 677, Sequoia High School was ranked No. 714, and Woodside was ranked No. 1057 on Newsweek magazine's list of the top high schools in the U.S. for 2013.

Bay Area schools fared well on this list of 2,000 schools, with six in the top 114, including Monte Vista High in Cupertino (No. 103) and Mission San Jose in Fremont (No. 114). Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz ranked 101st.

Newsweek's list highlights schools in the nation that turns out college-ready grads. The formula is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP tests, SAT scores and other similar factors.

According to the Newsweek articleSummit Preparatory Charter High School has a graduation rate of 88 percent, 99 percent of students are college bound, and students scored an average of 1527 on the SAT and 21 on the ACT. 

Sequoia High School boasts a graduation rate of 92 percent, 97 percent of its students are college bound, and scored an impressive average of 1,587 on the SAT, and 22.9 on the ACT.

Woodside's grad rate is 90 percent, with 97 percent of its students headed for college with an average SAT score of 1,565 and 23 on the ACT.

To see the full list, click here.

Jacqueline Whittier Kubicka December 03, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Ms. Dentler: I am surprised that you did not mention Redwood City's Summit Preparatory at #677 -- higher on the list than any of the others that you mentioned.
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) December 03, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Oh, my, good catch! My apologies Jacqueline and Summit for the oversight---will add it now!
Jacqueline Whittier Kubicka December 03, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Summit is ever the underdog. Small but mighty! It is a marvelous high school that excels in academics while serving a diverse population. The teachers are outstanding and the school community is very supportive. Thank you for allowing them to share the limelight. They work so hard to deserve the recognition.
Jennifer Ruys Gill December 03, 2013 at 06:19 PM
Also, the title sentence is misleading, it says that this is out of 253 schools, it is actually out of 2000 schools. I was all excited thinking WHS, my alma mater, was ranked in the top 253!
Joan S. Dentler (Editor) December 03, 2013 at 06:36 PM
Actually Jennifer, the sub-head says there were 253 schools in California ranked (out of over 2000 nationally)
Merrily December 05, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Rock on, Sequoia!!
Mary McLinden December 31, 2013 at 06:10 PM
I'm curious as to how the college bound rates at all three schools can be higher than the graduation rates?


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