I was never one for school spirit, but it was nice to see that the school listed in Newsweek's best public high schools. The ranking is calculated by factors like the number of students taking Advanced Placement courses.
Keppel was at 594. Schurr was at 1017. Bell Gardens was 1316. Alhambra and Rosemead didn't show up; what's up with that? Alhambra was 678 in 2006.
LAUSD schools did pretty well, too, despite what people might think. They gave MUSD and Alhambra Union a run for its money, with several schools in the top 500. Of course, many of the LA schools were magnets, so that skews things, but even considering that, they generally had higher levels of poverty (reflected by the school lunch stats) than the local schools out here.