Enumclaw High School has ranked No. 47 in Washington state based on state proficiency standards, how well it prepares students for college and other factors, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best High Schools rankings, released early Tuesday.
EHS had a maximum college readiness ranking of 18.7, with 30 percent of 12th-graders taking Advanced Placement exams and 51 percent of those passing them, the report said. With 1,468 students and 62 teachers, it has a student-teacher ratio of 24:1. Click here for more details about the school and its ratings.
For its rankings, U.S. News collected data on more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. (Nebraska did not report enough data to be included in the rankings.) From its release:
U.S. News joined forces with the American Institutes for Research, a Washington, D.C.-based organization, to evaluate schools on overall student performance on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. Performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams was then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
Schools were ranked within each state, as well as on a national stage, so families can see how their public high school stacked up against rivals within the community and across the country. In the national rankings, 500 schools earned gold medals, 1,790 were awarded silver and 2,515 took home bronze.
The top five high schools in Washington state, along with their national rankings, are:High School District National Rank State Rank International School Bellevue 9 1 International Community School Lake Washington (Kirkland) 22 2 Newport High School Bellevue 91 3 Bellevue High School Bellevue 125 4 Friday Harbor High School San Juan Island 161 5
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