Fluvanna County Public Schools
FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR FLUVANNA COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL EARNS A SILVER MEDAL IN U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT'S RANKINGS OF BEST HIGH SCHOOLS IN AMERICA
U.S. News and World Report today released the fifth 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.
The top two percent of high schools in the country received Gold Awards, seven percent received Silver, and 13 percent earned Bronze Medals from U.S. News and World Report. 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed.
Fluvanna County High School earned a Silver Medal ranking #41 in the state and #1765 nationally. Fluvanna was the only school in the Central Virginia area to earn a Silver Medal.
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.
"It is truly an honor to be a part of this community of educators and students who continually demonstrate and strive for excellence," stated James Barlow, Principal of Fluvanna County High School.
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Information from this release is from: Morse, Robert. "How U.S. News Calculated the 2013 Best High Schools Rankings." Web. 22 April 2013. http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2013/04/22/how-us-news-calculated-the-2013-%20best-high-schools-rankings