The Best High School in the State of California

This past summer,  my wife and I attended our 20 year reunion and were happy to catch up with old friends.  We took the time to take this photo in front of our Alma mater.

Just today, A friend of mine and alumni from the same High School forwarded this to my inbox. It's always nice to know that your roots continue to strive well after you have gone on.  Whitney High School,  in Cerritos California,  continues to dominate the world of academic preparation continually being named one of the top schools in the nation,  and consistently holding the prestigious title: "Best academic prep school in the state of California".

from Prashant Gopal, Business Week, January 15, 2009:

Do you know where the best schools in your state are? With home prices falling, this might be a good time for parents to start looking for a home close to a great school. We have some suggestions. worked with GreatSchools, a San-Francisco-based nonprofit organization that rates schools and provides an online community for parents, and came up with the best high schools in each state in a number of different categories. We identified the best overall public high school in terms of test scores, the best public high school with an economically-disadvantaged population, and the Best Improved public high school. Here are the best high schools in the biggest states in the U.S.


Best Overall Academic Performance: Gretchen Whitney High School
Town: Cerritos
GreatSchools rating: 10/10

Best Low Income: Preuss School UCSD
Town: La Jolla
GreatSchools rating: 8/10

Best Improved: Palo Alto High School
Town: Palo Alto
GreatSchools rating: 9/10