US News recently released their list of the best high schools in California, and both Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) and Torrey Pines High School (TPHS) placed high on the list out of an impressive 2,026 high schools. At number 14, CCA received an impressive 917 on their Academic Performance Index. TPHS was number 39 on the list, with a score of 888 on their Academic Performance Index. US News bases their rankings on student achievement in test scores, graduation rate, and college acceptance rate.