Diamond Ranch High Ranked Among 30 Most Beautiful Campuses Worldwide

The school was ranked No. 25 in the world.

Diamond Ranch High School has been named to a list of the 30 most beautiful high school campuses in the world.

Best Education Degrees released its rankings today, listing the Diamond Ranch Road Campus at No. 25.

The school was built in 1999 where Diamond Bar and the Phillips Ranch area of Pomona meet.

"Diamond Ranch High School in Los Angeles County, California was built on 72 acres of land previously deemed unusable," Best Education Degrees wrote on its website. "The site features sharply varying slopes and a total relief of 380 feet. Yet rather than displacing huge quantities of soil, architectural firm Morphosis instead chose to integrate the design with the surrounding landscape."
Vito Spago September 09, 2013 at 05:45 PM
Might be most beautiful but has been shut down twice now for gun scares. So big deal about most beautiful.
Heather Myer Zurati September 10, 2013 at 03:01 AM
My son goes there and I have been there many many times and I have to agree with it being beautiful.
notsomuch September 10, 2013 at 09:07 AM
Beautiful? If you like the "prison" look!
Anthony Ramirez September 10, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Deemed unusable, not the land but the building itself. Concrete and Steel does not make a campus beautiful. There are only prison like looking gates everywhere on this campus, Just added this year. To complete the prison like atmosphere, just add armed guards.
Vito Spago September 10, 2013 at 09:34 AM
Notsomuch: I agree with you. For example, I hate the sterile look of Irvine, but love the look of Pasadena. Hate the look of UC Irvine but love the look of UC Berkeley. Hate malls, love gentrified downtowns. Go look at Huntington Park high school, gorgeous. Don't make em like that anymore.....
notsomuch September 10, 2013 at 09:35 AM
Vito: Agreed!
Nancy Sassaman September 10, 2013 at 11:13 AM
As a member of the planning committee working with the architects, and a teacher (now retired) at Diamond Ranch, there was much debate about the design. The campus is stunning (in very sense of the word "stunning"). It has its challenges (almost every classroom is unique in footprint, view, and elevation), but the manner in which the campus integrates the surrounding hills and mountain vistas makes it memorable and uniquely post-modern. Visit the home field (just dedicated last Friday) at dusk and bask in the glory of southern California's inland valleys.
Concerned Parent September 11, 2013 at 09:33 PM
WHS campus is one of the ugliest I have ever seen.
notsomuch September 12, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Yorba Linda HS~beautiful~views of Catalina!
Dan Ferris September 14, 2013 at 08:50 PM
This made the list and Monrovia High didn't?


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