Local High School's Make the Grade, Tops In CT On National List

Summit High School is now ranked 21st in New Jersey and 437th nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
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Four Denver Public Schools are among the top 10 best high schools in the state.

Cobalt Institute of Math and Science along with University Preparatory School, both in the Victor Valley Union High School District, were ranked highest in the region, according to U.S. News on Wednesday.

Although Florida ranked fourth among other states for having the most high-achieving schools, Pine View School in Sarasota was the only Florida school to make the top 20 list (it ranked 19th) out of 20,000 charter and traditional public high schools evaluated. OSHS ranked #1476 out of the 22,000 schools examined, meaning it ranked among the top seven percent of all high school nationwide.

Making Waves Academy at 4123 Lakeside Dr. earned a silver medal, ranking 335th best in California.

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"Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students", said Anita Narayan, managing editor of education at U.S. News. Additionally, for the third year in a row, the school earned a silver medal.

"We are proud to have five OKCPS schools among the nation's top high schools".

You can find the full rankings for Kansas here. The next closest Coast school is Gautier at No. 12. He credited the work of faculty and staff and support of parents and community members in helping the school be successful. Gold, silver or bronze medals were awarded to schools based on their performance on state assessments and college preparedness, according to U.S. News. The methodology factored in performance on state tests, graduation rates and scores on Advanced Placement exams from the 2015-16 school year.


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