CAMS in Long Beach Unified state’s best magnet school, says new ranking
Press-Telegram. Emily Rasmussen. February 14, 2019.

The California Academy of Mathematics & Science ranks as the top magnet school in California, according to a new ranking by Niche.com.

The public high school within the Long Beach Unified School District focuses on math and science. This year, it garnered A+ ratings in five of six rankings categories, ranging from academics to diversity; but received a B- for clubs and activities, the ranking found.

The ranking is by Niche, is a website that analyzes and ranks schools based on public records, including the Department of Education and U.S. Census Bureau.

CAMS not only ranked as the best magnet school in the state, but also placed 12th for public schools overall.

The high school hosts nearly 700 students with a student-teacher ratio of 30 to 1.  According to state test scores, 92 percent of students are at least proficient in math and 95 percent in reading.

The Long Beach Unified School District opened CAMS in 1990 at the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus in Carson. Its founder aimed to empower minority and female students, both underrepresented in the science and engineering fields, according to a California Department of Education flyer.

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