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Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy Ranked in Top 100 High Schools in California

U.S. News & World Report’s Rankings Also Place Lionel Wilson Prep Among Top 20 Bay Area High Schools

October 9, 2023

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Emily Samore
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OAKLAND—Aspire Public Schools announced today that AspireLionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the  Top 100 High Schools in California, and among the Top 20 High Schools in the Bay Area. 

The selective rankings, published annually, consider a blend of metrics including students’ college readiness, availability of college-level curriculum, graduation rates, and proficiency test results in determining rankings. Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep, which serves 449 scholars in grades 6—12, ranked #92 out of 2,613 California public high schools and #19 out of 245 Bay Area public high schools.  

“Our ranking among the top hundred public high schools in California is a testament to our scholars’ determination and drive and our entire school community’s dedication to cultivating a joyful learning environment to facilitate deep learning,” said Tommy Gonzalez,  Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep principal. “We are proud to be included in this prestigious ranking and look forward to continuing to provide exceptional educational experiences to our scholars to position them better to pursue their postsecondary goals.”  

Ninety-seven percent of Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep seniors who started the year graduated from high school as of June 2023, 10 points above the most recently available statewide average of 87%. Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep’s high school scholars scored 24 percentage points above the state average proficiency score in Math and 4 percentage points above the state average proficiency score in English language arts (ELA), continuing a two-year trend of sustained growth in ELA for both middle and high schoolers at Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep.  

For more details on Aspire Lionel Wilson Prep’s ranking among the top 100 public high schools in California, please visit the  U.S. News & World Report. More details on Aspire Public Schools can be found at aspirepublicschools.org.


About Aspire Public Schools
Aspire Public Schools operates 36 community-based public charter schools educating over 15,000 students in underserved communities across California. Founded in 1998, Aspire is one of the nation’s largest open-enrollment public charter school systems serving predominantly students of color from low-income communities. Teachers and families partner closely to ensure scholars are prepared to succeed in college, career and life. Currently in its 25th academic year, Aspire is one of the nation’s first charter school systems. Learn more about Aspire Public Schools at  aspirepublicschools.org