Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Annual rankings report: Murray High 8th in state

Annual rankings report: Murray High 8th in state

The annual study examines 22,000 public high school in the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School and Oklahoma City's Harding Fine Arts Academy, a charter, round out the Top 5, the publication's 2018 Best High School rankings show. One in four students are racial and ethnic minorities, according to state Board of Education data, and the school's graduation rate is above 95 percent.

Those practices help ensure the success of the school's exclusively low-income student population, he said.

California came in second to MA for the number of top-performing schools in the nation.

University Preparatory earned silver status with a No. 106 ranking in California and 620th in the nation.

Each of Arkansas' top three high schools this year are open-enrollment charter schools. The fourth step looked at how students measured up for college-readiness, based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate testing results.

To calculate the rankings, schools are scored on their performance on math and reading assessments, relative to the averages in their respective states, and the proportion of their student body who are racial minorities or economically disadvantaged.

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"With this in mind, we define a "best" high school as one that best serves all of its students", he said in a statement.

At No. 39, Elizabethtown High School ranked the highest in the state out of area schools.

The schools were first ranked based on whether students were performing "better than statistically expected" based on their state's high school proficiency tests.

The school notched a 70 percent in both math and reading proficiency on U.S. News' scorecard.

"We're thrilled with the No. 1 ranking", Miller said.

Silver was the highest award in Iowa, which received 14 representing 4.2 percent of its public schools.

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