US News & World Report Names Best High Schools In Colorado

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Two Metro Atlanta high schools placed in the top 100 high schools nationally in the newest rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

The full U.S. News rankings can be found here.

Making Waves Academy at 4123 Lakeside Dr. earned a silver medal, ranking 335th best in California. The grade 7-12 school was also ranked higher than any other school in the Inland Empire.

That means 23.4 percent of Florida high schools exceeded expectations on math and reading tests; had minority and low-income students surpass the state average among those groups; did not have graduation rates below 80 percent and had high pass rates on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

The Tucson Unified School District's University High School placed 27th in the country, according to the study, down from 15th past year.

In addition, Eastern, Towson, Western, Carver Center, and Sparrows Point appeared on the magazine's list of best magnet schools in the nation, and Eastern Tech and Towson appeared on the list of best STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) schools. He credited the work of faculty and staff and support of parents and community members in helping the school be successful.

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

Academy for Academic Excellence in Apple Valley was the next highest ranking school in the High Desert.

Top-performing high schools received gold, silver and bronze medals, with gold medals indicating the greatest level of college readiness. Gold, silver or bronze medals were awarded to schools based on their performance on state assessments and college preparedness, according to U.S. News.

U.S. News ranked North Hardin 57th and LaRue County 63rd.

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