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What are Anaheim's top-rated and most-improved public high schools?

What are Anaheim's top-rated and most-improved public high schools?
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How do the public high schools in Anaheim stack up?

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

Polaris High Alternative's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Anaheim, rising from a C to a C+, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1800 W. Ball Road, enrolls 177 students. 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, 10% of Polaris High Alternative's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 45% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 22% in math and 51% in reading.

While some public high schools in Anaheim are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Canyon High School, with an overall rating of A.
  • Esperanza High School, with an A rating overall.
  • Western High School, rated B+ overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Anaheim schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public middle schools.


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.