Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz ranked number 11 nationally. It also made top high school in California and one of the top five charter schools in the U.S.
American Indian Public High School in Oakland was number 38 nationally. Lowell High School in San Francisco was number 48. And, Mission San Jose High School in Fremont was number 79.
The magazine says California has nearly one-third of the schools that earned a gold or silver medal in national rankings.