Ocean Springs HS is state's best, according to US News annual rankings

10 May, 2018, 00:32 | Author: Donnie King
  • Robyn Ellis Director of Lindon charter school Karl G. Maeser Preparatory Academy in Lindon overlooks the the high school gym as a poster illustrates the nearly 2-million in scholarship funding awarded to thei

U.S. News & World Report just came out with their Best High School rankings and Ridgefield High School is #5 in CT.

Schools were ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepared students for college.

Take a look below at all of the public CT high schools that cracked the top 500. The year before that, they received a Bronze medal.

Pennsylvania was tied at 14th in the nation - with 15.8 percent of public schools earning a golf or silver medal - while New Jersey came in 17th with 14.8 percent awarded gold or silver. Peoria's graduation rate was 96 percent.

U.S. News factored into its assessment of reading and math proficiency the percentage of "economically disadvantaged students - who tend to score lower - enrolled at the schools to identify schools performing much better than statistical expectations". Tiebreakers determined the ranks of schools achieving the same CRI.

The initial field of 28,813 public high schools was cut down to about 20,000.

Ocean Springs College Readiness Index score of 33.3 was tops in MS and far exceeded that of all other Jackson County schools, with Pascagoula High School the next highest at 18.8.

The school was ranked 17th in the entire state and was outperformed by 13 New York City Public Schools, two schools in Westchester County and one school on Long Island.

This story will be updated.



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