Fluvanna High School Earns High Marks in National Ranking
Fluvanna County Public Schools Press Release
U.S. News and World Report today released the fourth edition of the Best High Schools rankings, available exclusively online. U.S. News and World Report partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), which implemented U.S. News's rankings methodology. To determine the Best High Schools national rankings, schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in each school performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of disadvantaged students (low-income, Hispanic, and black), who tend to score lower on tests.
High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college readiness. U.S. News and World Report determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) programs, both of which include college-level courses. U.S. News and World Report awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools.
Fluvanna County High School earned a Silver Medal. The High School ranked #36 in the state and #1753 nationally. Fluvanna was the only school in the Central Virginia area to earn this honor. Both Louisa and Nelson County High Schools earned Bronze Medals.
In the state rankings, parents and students can compare schools in terms of student-teacher ratios, college readiness, and proficiency on state math and English assessments. And with the major boost of data that U.S. News and World Report collected for the 2012 rankings, specific details about each school, such as the enrollment of each grade and the percentage of students who passed AP or IB exams are now freely available.
"This rating confirms what we already knew, Fluvanna County High School is the best high school in Central Virginia," stated James Barlow, Principal of Fluvanna County High School.
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