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Nine San Diego Unified high schools were recognized as top-ranked U.S. schools by U.S. News and World Report.

The top 100 high schools in the country were listed by name, and dubbed Gold Schools. Only one San Diego school, Preuss School, ranked among the Gold Schools. Preuss was listed as No. 10.

Seven other San Diego high schools were recognized as Silver and Bronze schools. La Jolla, Mira Mesa, Scripps Ranch and University City high schools received Silver awards, while the School of International Business at Kearny High, the School of International Studies at San Diego High, High Tech High and Mt. Everest Academy received Bronze recognition.

Nationwide, 1,591 schools were honored among nearly 19,000 high schools evaluated, according to a San Diego Unified press release.

(Update: Information originally released by the school district omitted Mt. Everest Academy. This post has been updated to inclde the school’s recognition.)

EMILY ALPERT

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