Newsweek compiled the top 1,000 schools across the nation, ranking among the country’s best high schools.
Glendora ranked #458 in the study, which based its results on the graduation rate, college matriculation rate, average SAT and ACT scores, average AP, IB and AICE scores and AP courses offered per student.
All results were provided by school or district administrators.
To be considered for the study, a school had to complete a survey of specific data from the 2010-2011 academic year, according to Newsweek.
The study assessed data of self-reported statistics from 2,300 schools to produce the final list.
The results are improvement from last year for Glendora High School as the school was not ranked for 2011 Newsweek survey
According to the 2012 study, Glendora High School had a 98 percent graduation rate, college bound rate of 96 percent, average SAT score of 1590, and an average AP score of 3.6 for an overall Newsweek score of 0.49.
Glendora High School Principal Paul Lopez attributed the school’s ranking to high student SAT scores and a strong faculty.
“As far as the accuracy of the report, I am sure the schools give honest information and I am sure the ranking is accurate,” said Lopez. “If you feel like you have a strong academic program, you want to report to this publication to see where you fall in relation to other top schools.”
The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky in Bowling Green, Kentucky, was rated the number one high school in the nation with an overall score of 4.51.
The number one California school on the list was Oxford Academy in Cypress at #19.
Rankings of San Gabriel Valley High Schools:
San Marino High School (#127)
La Canada High School (#128)
Diamond Bar High School (#135)
Arcadia High School (#241)
Walnut High School (#242)
Temple City High School (#442)
Glendora High School (#458)
Mark Keppel (Alhambra) (#592)
Marshall Fundamental Secondary School (Pasadena) (#691)
Claremont High School (#808)
John A. Rowland (Rowland Heights) (#895)