U.S. News & World Report—in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education and data research and analysis business that provides parents with education data on schoolmatters.com —analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 18,000 public high schools to find the very best across the country. These top schools were placed into gold, silver, or bronze medal categories.
U. S. News and World Report and School Evaluation Services measured how each school’s students performed on state tests, adjusting for student circumstances. They next evaluated how well each school’s disadvantaged students did. Finally, they looked at whether the school was successful in providing college-level coursework.
You can learn more about the selection process, success stories, statistics, and the lists of honored schools at http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/high-schools/. To see which Georgia high schools made the list, please click here.
What do you think about the list and the selection process? In your opinion, what qualities make a good high school or make a high school successful? What criteria would you use to rate and evaluate the best high schools?