Torrey Pines High School Ranked One of 500 Best in Nation

Posted by Dennis DeSouza on Friday, September 4th, 2015 at 10:55am.

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Classes resumed for Rancho Santa Fe high school students last Tuesday. Less than a week prior, their school was named one of the 500 best in the nation based on their stellar performance.

Newsweek ranked Torrey Pines High School as one of America’s Top High Schools for 2015. Out of 24,000 school across the country, Torrey Pines was ranked #336 based its students’ performance and college readiness scores, which are listed below:

Torrey Pines Test Scores: 
Average SAT Score: 1858
Average ACT Score: 27
Average AP Score: 3.72

Three other schools in San Diego made Newsweek’s list of America’s Top High Schools for 2015. Their rankings and scores are listed below:

West View High School
Newsweek Ranking: 97th
Average SAT Score: 1858
Average ACT Score: 27
Average AP Score: 3.72 

Canyon Crest High School
Newsweek Ranking: 117th 
Average SAT Score: 1904
Average ACT Score: 28.6
Average AP Score: 3.83

Del Norte High School
Newsweek Ranking: 209th
Average SAT Score: 1709
Average ACT Score: 25.3
Average AP Score: 3.7

Rancho Santa Fe high school students earned an even higher ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 list of best high schools in the nation. Torrey Pines High School was ranked #231 on this list, which determines school rankings based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test scores.

In addition to earning a noteworthy position on the national list, Torrey Pines was ranked the 42nd best school in California by U.S. News & World Report.

According to the school district, over 1,200 Torrey Pine students have participated in AP courses and 85 percent of the graduating class sat for SAT exams. U.S. News & World Report highlighted the school’s markedly high 73% AP participation rate and ranked the school’s stem program 83rd in the nation. 

Overall, Rancho Santa Fe high school students and their parents have much to be proud of as they begin the 2015-2016 school year.

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