For the past few years, Diamond Bar High School has maintained a spot on the list of the best public schools in the nation. This year, DBHS has made an impressive showing yet again, displaying its academic prowess as a part of Niche’s Top 2 percent of America’s 10,760 public school districts.
Niche is a ranking and review website that posts a number of statistics and surveys on schools across the nation to administer an overall grade on academics, diversity, teachers and college preparation. Niche also scores the school’s administration, extracurriculars, food, facilities and more. Niche uses these scores and other information to rank the school against others in the state and nation as a magnet, college prep, STEM and overall public high school.
In their 2021 report, Niche placed DBHS as number 351 out of more than 10,000 schools nationwide, earning an A or higher in academics, teachers, college preparation and health & safety. Its ranking is slightly lower than its placement five years prior.
In most regards, DBHS ranks in the 95th percentile against other California schools, placing highest in the top 15 percent in LA County and top 5 percent in all of California.
At the time of the survey, Niche’s review covered a total of 19,532 public high schools in the U.S.
“I am thrilled to share this achievement with our Walnut Valley school community,” said Superintendent Robert Taylor in a district newsletter sent Nov. 16. “This is a wonderful validation of the commitment and dedication of our teachers and staff, our Board of Trustees, our parents and our outstanding students.”