Niche, a free online resource for those who need help deciding what communities to live in or what schools to attend, recently released its 2016 list of Best Public High Schools in California. The list ranks the best schools in the state based on test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, teacher quality, student and parent reviews, and more. Local high schools Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) and Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) both managed to claim a spot on the list, which featured more than 17,000 schools.

Coming in at number five overall, CCA outranked thousands of other schools with its academics, resources, teachers, and safety, which all received an A grade from Niche. TPHS ranked at 30 on the list, with its academics and teacher quality each receiving an A+. To calculate rankings and grade the schools, Niche obtained their statistics from the U.S. Department of Education. For more information on the list visit