US News recently released their list of the best high schools in California, and Mt. Carmel and Westview High Schools both placed high on the list out of a whopping 2,026 high schools. Mt. Carmel High School received a number 112 above the other high schools with an 821 on their Academic Performance Index. Westview High School scored a number 33 with an 872 on their Academic Performance. US News bases their rankings on student achievement and college readiness performance.