When The Preuss School UCSD opened its doors in 1999, no one knew that it would become a national phenomenon. From the donors whose generosity literally built the school to the teachers, students and parents who took a chance to be part of an educational experiment, everyone involved believed in the vision for the school—the idea of equal access to a quality education. But none of them knew that Preuss would achieve the level of success that it has achieved today.
Now, more than 15 years later, Preuss is recognized as a model for success. Preuss was named the top “change-making” school in America by The Daily Beast. For three years in a row, Newsweek named Preuss the top transformative high school in the nation, citing the school’s ability to lead the way in getting low-income and first-generation students ready for college and beyond. The school was also ranked one of the top five charter high schools in California in a report by the University of Southern California, and has been consistently ranked as one of America’s best high schools by Newsweek, The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report, among others.
Preuss has also earned other accolades including:
More important than rankings, however, is the fact that Preuss remains dedicated to quality education, community service and its students. Learn more about what sets Preuss apart and makes us a model for success.