Newsweek chooses schools that are the best at turning out college-ready grads.
Newsweek picked the top 2,000 schools out of more than 24,000, and 4J’s South Eugene High School came in at number 951.
Staff members say they’re honored to be ranked but there’s always room to improve and they can’t do it alone.
“Quite frankly, our high schools, including our alternative high schools in high schools, we work very closely with one another to do the best that we can for all Eugene students,” said Randy Bernstein, South Eugene High School Principal.
He says they’ll definitely use the honor as motivation to move up the list next year.
Newsweek looks at six different components, including graduation rate, college acceptance rate and test scores.