OC Register, "Unparalled academics drive top O.C. high schools"
The Orange County Register published its annual ranking of top Orange County schools with Oxford Academy magnet high school in Cypress taking top honors for the fourth time in five years. Middle College High, which allows students to complete coursework at Santa Ana College while still in high school, was ranked No. 2 in the county, and Orange County High School for the Arts in Santa Ana was ranked No. 7. The newspaper found poverty rates strongly correlated with success, with top-ranked schools showing an average poverty rate of 17%, compared with an average rate for the other schools of 55%. - HTN Foundation
Unparalled academics drive top O.C. high schools
By FERMIN LEAL and SCOTT MARTINDALE / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Oxford Academy continued its dominance among Orange County's high schools, claiming the No. 1 spot in the Register's ranking for the fourth time in five years.
Unparalleled academic scores and a phenomenal rate of college-ready graduates, along with other factors, again propelled the Cypress magnet to the top.
Oxford's 2011 Academic Performance Index of 989 out of 1,000 is the second highest of all high schools in the state.
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