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Four San Diego Schools Named Among Nation’s Top 100


Thrive Public School recognized as top K-8 school in San Diego County


SAN DIEGO (November 24, 2014) –San Diego is home to four of the nation’s best public schools, according to leading educational publication Getting Smart.  Thrive Public School in City Heights was the sole San Diego K-8 school to make the publication’s prestigious “Top 100” schools list.  High Tech High, e3 Civic High and Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design made the list as well.


Thrive, e3 Civic and High Tech High are charter schools.  Kearny High is a school within the San Diego Unified School District.   


Getting Smart’s “Top 100” list is compiled each year by Tom Vander Ark, one of the nation’s leading educational voices, and includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences and have created innovative technology blends.  Getting Smart’s “Top 100” list is widely regarded as one of the highest honors a public school can receive.   


“We couldn’t be more honored to have Thrive named among the nation’s best schools and the top K-8 school in San Diego,” said Thrive Public Schools CEO Dr. Nicole Temple Assisi.  “Still, watching our students’ faces light up each day and hearing the positive feedback of our teachers and parents is the best proof that our unique approach to education connects with today’s kids.” 


View the Getting Smart “Top 100” list here.   


About Thrive Public Schools

Thrive Public School is an award-winning, free K-8 charter school in City Heights.  The school helps prepare students for future success through a unique blend of hands-on learning, personalized lesson plans and integrating technology in a manner rarely seen in the public school setting.  In addition to Getting Smart’s “Top 100” list, Thrive has been recognized by Educause, The Broad Foundation and other leading educational innovators. The school currently serves 60 students in grades K and 6 and is growing to K through 8 next year. The school is still accepting applications for the current school year and for next year.  For more information, visit  


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