“We are extremely proud of our schools recognized on this list,” said Interim Superintendent Al Hanna. “This is a reflection of our students and our staff who continually strive for success.”
The school ranking system is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. The four-step ranking process introduced new measures that reward schools for exceptionally high performance on state assessment tests, regardless of their poverty level, and introduced a new step to the methodology that requires schools to meet or surpass a basic benchmark for their graduation rate.
For information on the list of America’s best high schools, visit http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.