Sunday, 20 May, 2018

Ridgefield High School Ranked #5 In Connecticut

A line of yellow school buses Payton College Prep tops 2018 list of Illinois' best high schools: US News
Charlie Simmons | 10 May, 2018, 14:23

The list, published annually, looks at data from more than 20,000 schools focusing on student outcomes with an emphasis on graduation rates and state proficiency tests.

Massachusetts, California and Maryland topped Florida as states with the largest proportion of high schools earning gold and silver medals.

Those practices help ensure the success of the school's exclusively low-income student population, he said.

Rounding out the Top 20 are Bixby High School, Carl Albert High School (Midwest City), Pauls Valley High School, Stillwater High School and Yukon High School.

Three Northwest Arkansas high schools remained in Arkansas' top 10: Arkansas Arts Academy, Rogers High School and Fayetteville High School. "These schools represent just a sampling of the many high quality schools that are raising the bar for success and leading education experts across the nation to take notice of Chicago's progress".

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Schools also must have a minimum graduation rate of 80 percent to qualify for the rankings, and added weight is given based on the number of students who complete Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams. "The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 12 percent". ". Our staff and our students are always finding new ways to reinvent themselves and improve on what we do as a proud public high school in Kentucky".

The 2018 rankings are based on data from the 2015-16 school year. The fifth-ranked school in the country was Basis Flagstaff.

"Where we are in the rankings is never the focus", he said.

Cassen noted that the district's rankings aren't a goal in themselves, but the result of efforts to prepare students to graduate from high school and move onto jobs or college.

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