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Arizona Basis charter campuses lead list of best high schools in US

10 May, 2018, 00:32 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Payton College Prep tops 2018 list of Illinois' best high schools: US News

Proviso Math and Science Academy, 8601 W. Roosevelt Rd.in Forest Park, was ranked among the top 10 public high schools in IL this year, according to U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of schools across the nation. The rankings are based on the school's performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

Two other Arkansas high schools placed in the publication's top 1,000 nationally: eStem Public Charter High School in Little Rock at No. 572 and LISA Academy North High Charter School in Sherwood at No. 915.

Pennsylvania was tied at 14th in the nation - with 15.8 percent of public schools earning a golf or silver medal - while New Jersey came in 17th with 14.8 percent awarded gold or silver.

Schools were excluded from consideration if they had a graduation rate lower than 80 percent.

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How PMSA performed on U.S. News's scorecard for measuring the nation's best high schools. Nationally, it ranks 1,473rd out of more than 20,000 high schools.

For schools which passed the first three steps, U.S. News calculated a College Readiness Index based on the percentages of each school's students who took and passed Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. Bentonville High School stayed at No. 5.

High Technology High School, a small Monmouth County academy with selective enrollment placed 22nd, the highest ranking among New Jersey Schools.

This story will be updated.

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