DBHS ranks Top 50 in state

Noor Naji , Opinion Editor

Diamond Bar High School was recently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Post. This is not the first time DBHS has been recognized, as last year a similar study by Star Class placed DBHS as the best public high school in California.

According to the U.S. News and World Report, DBHS is ranked 43rd in the state and 277th in the nation. Schools, according to the U.S. News and World Report website, “are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.”

“The most important factor is probably our school culture. Students and teachers and parents really want to see excellence in academics, and that is measured by the AP and IB exams,” DBHS principal Reuben Jones said. “When you think that we have 3,000 students and we offer almost [2,700] exams, it shows that the culture here really appreciates excellence in that area.”  

Another study by the Washington Post ranked the Brahmas at 57th in California and 483rd across the nation.

With such high rankings due to student and teacher efforts, Jones said that students should still strike a balance between school and relaxation.

“We don’t want to see kids overly stressed with the demands [of AP classes], but really embracing it with joy and excitement,” he said.