National Teacher Appreciation Day at Whitney High School

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Gayle Anderson was live in Cerritos to mark NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY at Whitney High School. National Teacher Appreciation Week 2016 is May 2nd through May 6th. Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, a special day celebrating the good work of teachers across the nation. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day  as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives”.  

According to the U.S. News & World Report Ranking, Whitney scored a 98.8 in the College Readiness Index. U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one AP or IB exam. High school students take AP® and IB exams to earn college credit and demonstrate success at college-level course work.

The U.S. News rankings include data on 28,561 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia during the 2013-14 school year. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college through the College Readiness Index. To view the national rankings of the 2016 “Best High Schools,” click here.

To determine the top science, technology, engineering and math schools, U.S. News looked at the top 500 public schools from the 2016 “Best High Schools” rankings, and then evaluated their students' participation and success in Advanced Placement (AP®) science and math tests.

683 high schools in California made the 2016 Best High Schools list. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or a silver medal. For the complete list of all the schools that made the “Best High Schools” list in California, take a look at the website.

This Week:
National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2nd through May 6th

Today, May 3rd, 2016
National Teacher Appreciation Day

The #1 High School in California
Whitney High School
16800 Shoemaker Avenue
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 926-5566

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U.S. News & World Report Rankings - Best High Schools 2016

If you have questions, please feel free to call Gayle Anderson at 323-460-5732 or e-mail Gayle at Gayle.Anderson@KTLA.com