Four Long Beach area high schools made U.S. News and World Report's list ranking the best schools in the country.

The California Academy of Mathematics and Science took top honors, earning a "gold medal" on the list, ranking 13th in California and 94th nationally.

Awarded "silver medals" were Renaissance High School for the Arts, ranking 313th in the state and 1,380th in the country; Millikan High School ranking 379th in the state and 1,632nd in the country; and Lakewood High School ranking 388th in the state and 1,678th in the country.

In all, 4,805 high schools across the country made the list out of a total of more than 21,000 schools ranked.

Criteria included how well students did on state assessment tests (taking into account disadvantaged students), and college readiness (including student success in college level courses).

View the rankings at http://usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/national-rankings.



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