Arizona Basis charter campuses lead list of best high schools in US

10 May, 2018, 02:35 | Author: Misty Newman
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The top states with more than 25 percent of their public high schools receiving gold or silver medals were MA and California.

Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Forest Park, was ranked among the top 10 public high schools in IL this year, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of schools across the nation.

Schools were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. That's an improvement over its 2017 rank of 1,680th.

Gold and silver awards are based on the percent of students participating in and achieving passing scores on the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests, according to U.S. News. Of all AP exams taken by the participating students, the pass rate was 64 percent.

"Ridgefield High School is ranked 5th within CT".

Ridgefield High School principal Stacey Gross shared the news saying, "Our Gold Medal Ranking is based upon the review of over 28,500 USA public high schools".

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More than 20,500 high schools were evaluated by U.S. News, with 5,948 of them receiving national recognition.

Contributing to the achievement was a 97 percent graduation rate and an eight-to-one student-teacher ratio, according to the magazine's announcement on Wednesday.

Amistad was the only CT school to make the top 100 list of nationally-ranked schools, coming in at number 55 on the list.

How PMSA performed on U.S. News's scorecard for measuring the nation's best high schools.

Gautier High School was the only other Jackson County school to appear in the state rankings and earn a medal status, coming in at #12 statewide - an identical ranking to a year ago - and earning a bronze medal.



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