Highest Ranking Schools in Fresno
A big aspect of moving to a new home is knowing which school your children will go to. For some, it can be the deciding factor on which house they choose. So here are the highest rankings schools in Fresno.
- University High School
- Edison High
- Sunnyside High
- Erma Duncan Polytechnical High
- Design Science Early College High
- Bullard High
Not only is University High School the number one school in Fresno Unified School District, it is the number seven school in California. UHS is a 9th through 12th-grade free public charter school with a 98% graduation rate located on the Fresno State campus. It focuses mainly on music, liberal arts, and science. All graduates are required to complete a year’s worth of college work as part of their curriculum. Students are also required to be in an ensemble all four years of high school. They learn to score, compose, and record music with computer software and the school’s recording studio.
At Edison High, students have the opportunity to take AP courses and test, with 60% of students choosing to do so. Edison has four Career Technical Education Pathways that include BioMedicine, Engineering, Computer Science, and Green Technology. Edison High has a graduation rate of 95%.
Sunnyside High has 47% of their student body taking AP courses. It is recognized as an AVID National Demonstration School. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination and is a college-bound program for traditionally underserved students. Through the AVID program, Sunnyside runs the Doctor’s Academy, Public and Human Service Academies, the AVID Academy, Video Production Academy, and the Men’s and Women’s Alliances.
Erma Duncan Polytechnical High is a magnet school that attracts students interested in Agriculture, Health, Public Service, Business, and Industrial Technology. Students can choose between two different Linked Learning Academies – IDATA Academy (Innovative Design and Applied Technology) and MASH (Medical Academy of Sciences and Health).
Design Science Early College High is a small enrollment school with an average of 250 students a year. During the first two years, students spend most of their time at the Design Science Early College High School campus and take some college courses. In years 3-4, students are enrolled in Fresno City College and are given a full-load of courses. Design Science Early College High School students work toward earning up to 60 units of transferable credit to a CSU or UC and their high school diploma.
Bullard High is a large school serving 2,600 students. They offer programs such as Linked Learning Pathways for Business and Biomedical Sciences, the Law Magnet, Link Crew, a peer tutoring program, Center for Advanced Research and Technology (CART), and access to course offerings at both Fresno City College and Fresno State.