Newsweek Releases 2016 High School Rankings

Newsweek, a premier weekly news magazine owned by IBTMedia , today announced the results of the 2016 High School Rankings , created in partnership with Westat. The rankings include a list of "America's Top High Schools" which identifies 500 public high schools nationwide that excel at preparing students for college as well as "Beating the Odds," a list of 500 public high schools doing an exceptional job of preparing students from disadvantaged backgrounds for college.

"America's Top High Schools" identifies top 500 schools by measuring factors including graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores and participation, AP/IB scores and participation, full time counselors to students ratio, dropout rate, enrollment in college courses during high school and state test scores. "Beating the Odds" ranks schools on all the above measures but also accounts for the effects of social inequality on education by factoring in student poverty as reflected by eligibility for free/reduced price lunches.

"Newsweek's High School Rankings provide valuable insight into what public schools across the country are doing to prepare their students for college, which is a critical next step for graduating teens," said Jim Impoco, Editor in Chief of Newsweek. "Our analysis looks at a broad range of criteria and sheds light on schools that are setting the bar high for their students and helping them to succeed."

Leading the Top 500 High Schools list:
1. Thomas Jefferson High (Alexandria, VA)
2. Academy for Mathematics Science and Engineering (Rockaway, NJ)
3. Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)
4. Union County Magnet High School (Scotch Plains, NJ)
5. The Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, NC)
6. Stanton College Preparatory School (Jacksonville, FL)
7. Whitney (Gretchen) High School (Cerritos, CA)
8. Northside College Preparatory High School (Chicago, IL)
9. North Oldham High School (Goshen, KY)
10. Middlesex County Academy for Math Science & Engineering (Edison, NJ)

Leading the Top 500 High Schools that are "Beating the Odds":
1. Stuyvesant High School (New York, NY)
2. Townsend Harris High School (Flushing, NY)
3. Northside College Preparatory High School (Chicago, IL)
4. Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn, NY)
5. School of Science and Engineering (Dallas, TX)
6. Staten Island Technical High School (Staten Island, NY)
7. HS for Math, Science and Engineering at the City College of New York (New York, NY)
8. Harbor Teacher Preparatory Academy (Wilmington, CA)
9. Early College H.S. (Laredo, TX)
10. Irma L. Rangel Young Women's Leadership School (Dallas, TX)

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Source: IBT Media