Hawthorne Math and Science Academy is among the top performing high school's in the state of California (11th). This according to US News and World Report.

If you have never heard of the school before, you are not alone. It is a new breed of high school. They wear uniforms. 

Hawthorne Math and Science Academy is a state charter high school in Hawthorne, California. It is part of the Hawthorne School District

To break into the rankings schools are  ranked for college readiness, based on graduation rates and state test scores.