Huron and Pioneer high schools have ranked among the top 1,600 public high schools in the country by Newsweek magazine in its “America’s Best High Schools project. The number that made the list represents only six percent of the 27,000 public high schools in the U.S.
Pioneer ranked 1,290 and Huron 1,166, according to the Newsweek Web site.
To rank the schools, Newsweek took the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge (AICE) tests given each year and divided that by the number of graduating seniors, according to an explanation in frequently asked questions. All public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000 (they had as many tests as they had graduates) were put on the list. Each list is based on the previous year’s data, so the 2010 Newsweek list has each school’s numbers for 2008-09.
Newsweek and data company Factual have created individual profile pages for each school where students and faculty can comment and contribute. Click here for the full story and links to school profiles.