Mills High School has again been lauded as one of the top high schools in America, according to results published last week by U.S. News and World Report magazine, in conjunction with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR).
Mills finished with a Gold Medal, an award given to the top 500 schools in the country based on three specific criteria: teacher to student ratio; college readiness; and the academic performance index of their students. Mills was ranked number 472 among United States high schools.
Two other schools in San Mateo County - Summit Prep in Redwood City and Aragon High School in San Mateo - and two in Santa Clara County - Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto - also finished in the top 500.
California is home to more than 500 schools that stood out in the magazine's rankings in 2012, including 97 gold medals, 301 silver medals, and 179 bronze medal schools.
Nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia were evaluated. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on the factors mentioned.
Here is a table indicating the top finishers in the country and results for San Mateo County schools:
Student/Teacher College Readiness API 1-Talented&Gifted/Dallas,TX 26:1 100.0 984 8-Pacific Collegiate/Santa Cruz 17:1 100.0 942 81-Summit Prep/RWC 19:1 77.7 826 112-Gunn HS/Palo Alto 18:1 71.0 918 152-Palo Alto HS/Palo Alto 19:1 64.9 897 277-Aragon HS/San Mateo 23:1 54.4 841 472-Mills HS/Millbrae 24:1 46.7 855
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