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New school rankings show Stockton's top-rated and most improved public high schools

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By Hoodline - Published on August 13, 2019.

How do the public high schools in Stockton stack up?

We analyzed newly released data from Niche.com, which incorporates comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews to help you choose the right school, to find out how schools in your area are performing and which have made the biggest leaps over the past year.

Franklin High School's overall rating improved the most among its peers in Stockton, rising from a C to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 300 N. Gertrude St., enrolls 2,110 students. Franklin High School serves a somewhat diverse population, with 78% of students identifying as Hispanic. Niche gave the school mixed grades: C+ on an A-D scale for academics, C- for administration and C- for clubs and activities.

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 23% of Franklin High School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 28% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 19% in math and 34% in reading. The school's improved overall rating is notable in that it serves a less affluent population, with 79% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Bear Creek High School saw its overall rating go from a B to a B+. The school is located at 10555 Thornton Road and currently serves 2,083 students, of whom 33% identify as Hispanic, 32% identify as Asian and 16% identify as white.

Niche gave Bear Creek High School mixed grades: B- on an A-D scale for academics, B- for administration and B for clubs and activities. Bear Creek High School's latest math proficiency was at 34%, and reading proficiency was 59%.

Middle College High School also improved, from an A to an A+. The school is located at 5151 Pacific Ave. and has 248 students currently enrolled, of whom 57% identify as Asian and 25% identify as Hispanic.

Niche gave Middle College High School an A+ — the highest mark — for administration, with lower grades for academics (A on an A-D scale) and clubs and activities (C+). Middle College High School's latest math proficiency was at 75%, and reading proficiency was 90%.

While some public high schools are moving up the ranks, others are consistently well-ranked overall, including:

  • Lincoln High School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Edison High School, with a B- rating overall.
  • Ronald E. McNair High School, rated B- overall.

This story was created automatically using data from Niche.com, then reviewed by an editor before publication. Click here for more about how and why Hoodline is automating local news. Got thoughts about what we're doing? Go here to share your feedback.

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