Newsweek magazine released its list of the 1000 top public high schools in America. . Measuring data such as percent of graduates accepted to college, AP / IB tests per student and average SAT scores, Newsweek reveals that of the top 1000, 138 of the schools are in California, 118 in New York, 86 in Texas and 74 in New Jersey.
The top ten schools in the country;
1 The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science Bowling Green KY
2 The School for the Talented and Gifted Magnet Dallas TX
3 Basis Scottsdale Scottsdale AZ
4 School of Science and Engineering Magnet Dallas TX
5 Basis Tucson Tucson AZ
6 Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Birmingham AL
7 Signature School Evansville IN
8 Stanton College Preparatory School Jacksonville FL
9 Suncoast Community Riviera Beach FL
10 Thomas Jefferson for Science and Technology Alexandria VA
The 2012 ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation – the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student(5 percent).
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