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San Mateo High Schools Make Newsweek 2013 List

Newsweek's list highlights schools in the nation that turn out college-ready grads.

Credit: San Mateo Union High School District
Credit: San Mateo Union High School District
San Mateo High School, Aragon High School and Hillsdale High School have ranked in the top 2,000 schools nationally on Newsweek's 2013 list of America's Best High Schools.

Aragon High was ranked 208, San Mateo High was ranked 543, and Hillsdale High was 711 on Newsweek's list of the top high schools in the U.S. for 2013.

Bay Area schools fared well on this list of 2,000 schools, with six in the top 114, including Monte Vista High in Cupertino (No. 103) and Mission San Jose in Fremont (No. 114). Pacific Collegiate School in Santa Cruz ranked 101st.

Newsweek's list highlights schools in the nation that turn out college-ready grads. The formula is based on graduation rate, college acceptance rate, AP tests, SAT scores and other similar factors.

Saratoga High boasts a graduation rate of 99 percent, 97 percent of its students are college bound, and scored an impressive average of 1,959 on the SAT.

Cupertino's grad rate is 97 percent, with 90 percent of its students headed for college with an average SAT score of 1,967.

To see the full list, click here.

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