Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 US News and World Report Releases High School Rankings- See How Experts Judge How Your Child's High School is Doing

In December of 2008 Hoboken High School
was a Bronze MedalAward Winner  
Earlier this week, US News and World Report released their 2014 High School Rankings. This year there is greater interactivity than ever before. The website includes Best High Schools Ranking by State (NJ, TX, others....), Best Charter High Schools, Best Magnet Schools, Best STEM Schools and a School Administrators site where you can download and display your schools badge.

Rankings in US News and World Report are unsolicited and are based on publicly available data required via No Child Left Behind as well as individual state accountability measures. Every public school in the country is evaluated and  reported by based on high schools within that school's state. In addition, US News and World Report also does a national ranking of the best high schools. This year's winner of Best High School in the country is the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas, TX.

Quick Links
Best High Schools in New Jersey: CLICK HERE
Best High Schools in Texas: CLICK HERE 
Best High Schools in the Country: CLICK HERE

Quick Links (enter school name/zip code):
Look up a high school in NJ: CLICK HERE
Look up a high school in TX: CLICK HERE
Look up a high school in your state: CLICK HERE


Charter SchoolCharter schools are public schools that operate under charters, tend to have limited enrollment and usually accept students through an application process. These are the best charter schools in the nation, as calculated by U.S. News.

Magnet School- Magnet schools are public schools that attract the most talented students in a region via an application process, often involving test scores and grade-point averages. U.S. News brings you its list of the nation's best magnet schools.

STEM Schools- U.S. News looked at the top 500 public high schools – those that earned a gold medal in our Best High Schools rankings – to identify the best in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

To School Administrators- If your high school is nationally ranked, display a "U.S. News ranked" badge on your school's website. The Best High Schools badges are free downloads. For other uses, contact Wright's Media or 877-652-5295.

1 comment:

Ed F said...

This terrible ranking system perpetuates the sorting and classification mania of this country which is part of the reason why we ended up with a horrible school accountability trend. These rankings have been show to be inaccurate and misleading by many a critic.