Nationally, out of 20,000 public high schools evaluated by U.S. News, it ranked 1,495th.
The public school with the highest ranking in the state is Ridgefield High School, which ranked No. 5 overall in CT, the rankings also include charter and magnet schools, and No. 332 nationwide.
Located near Palmdale Road on the west end of Victorville, Cobalt earned the magazine's gold medal award and was ranked 83rd in the state and 486th in the nation by U.S. News.
"The hard work, dedication, and commitment to high-quality education that is shown on a daily basis as you walk through the hallways and classrooms of both our high schools are what makes Sylvania an wonderful place to call home and raise a family", he said.
St. Charles East reported a 93 percent graduation rate, a 33 percent student math proficiency and a 51 percent student reading proficiency, according to the rankings. In 2017, three Utah schools earned "gold" status, demarcating the top 500 nationally.
Three Northwest Arkansas high schools remained in Arkansas' top 10: Arkansas Arts Academy, Rogers High School and Fayetteville High School. It has a graduation rate of more than 95 percent and a college readiness score of 63.5.More news: N.Korea to US: Don't Ruin Mood of Detente
U.S. News based the rankings on data from the 2015-16 school year. It was also ranked No. 519 in the country. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams.
PMSA's student body is 47 percent low-income, 94 percent minority, 39 percent male and 61 percent female. Schools which outperformed their state averages were selected.
Academy for Academic Excellence in Apple Valley was the next highest ranking school in the High Desert.
Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes, incorporating data on graduation rates and state assessments.
"Where we are in the rankings is never the focus", he said.