For the year 2013, US News teamed up with a renowned Washington, DC-based research firm to rank all the high schools in America.
Best High Schools Rankings
Together, they analyzed over 21,000 public high-schools in 49 states and D.C.*.
How did US News come up with their ranking of Best High Schools?
This year, their ranking methodology was to:
1. Identify the schools that had above-average test results for reading and math (in standardized tests).
2. Next, they considered the results of the least-advantaged students in those schools and ensured that their test results were above their State average as well.
3. Lastly, the schools that made it through the first two steps were judged based on their “College Readiness Index (CRI)”, calculated by using Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB)** test scores of the 2010-2011 academic year.
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