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Three Newport-Mesa High Schools Recognized as Top Performing Schools in America

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Three Newport-Mesa Unified School District schools (NMUSD), Early College High School, Estancia High School and Newport Harbor High School, were ranked by U.S. News and World Report as top performing high schools in America.

The annual list published by U.S. News and World Report, looks at public high schools throughout the United States (more than 20,000) to select the best schools. Top performing schools are based on those serving all of their students well. Rankings are determined by student performance on state proficiency tests, graduation rates, and the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.

“We are extremely proud that our schools have been recognized for their hard work in preparing students for success,” said NMUSD Superintendent Dr. Fred Navarro. “Congratulations on this well-deserved honor; keep up the great work” he said.

 Early College High School

Early College High School (ECHS) is a collaborative effort between NMUSD and Coastline Community College. Students are offered the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while meeting college entrance requirements. ECHS is an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) affiliated school, California Distinguished School, California Gold Ribbon School, California Department of Education Honor Roll School, and WASC Accredited. Learn more by visiting the Early College High School Website

Estancia High School

Estancia High School (EHS) serves nearly 1,200 students and has a variety of program offerings for all students to find their passion. EHS offers an Engineering and Design Academy, Estancia Medical Academy, Digital Media Arts Pathway and a Lyceum Academy. Learn more by visiting the Estancia High School website.

Newport Harbor High School

Newport Harbor High School serves approximately 2,200 students and offers a wide range of academic and extra-curricular programs, such as International Baccalaureate, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), an award winning Culinary Arts Program, highly acclaimed visual and performing arts programs, and competitive athletics programs. Learn more by visiting the Newport Harbor High School website.

To learn more about the high school rankings visit the U.S. News and World Report website.

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:5/18/18
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