Eisenhower high schools named among U.S. News & World Report�s �Best High Schools� rankings for 2018
Eisenhower High School is among the 88 medal award winners from Washington in U.S. News & World Report’s latest annual nationwide rankings of “Best High Schools.” The 2018 installment of the magazine’s annual list was published online on May 8.
U.S. News & World Reported has published its Best High Schools listings each year since 2007. Schools are ranked based on factors related to their performances on state-required tests, graduation rates, and how well they prepare students for college.
In the methodology used, medal winners in the Best High School rankings are schools that succeed in these steps:
Schools that perform in the top 10 percent in their statewide accountability test scores for reading and math, with consideration to exceeding statistical expectations based on a school’s relative level of student poverty.
Schools that outperform their state averages in reading and math scores among historically underserved students (such as students from black, Hispanic, or low-income populations).
Schools that have a minimum 80 percent graduation rate.
In order to receive Gold or Silver Medal status, a school must also achieve a high level of preparing students for college, as measured from a “college readiness index” that is based on the percentage of the school’s students who took and passed Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.
In its remarks about Eisenhower, U.S. News noted the 87 percent graduation rate at the 2,125-student high school, which has a total minority enrollment of 72 percent and has 74 percent of its student body qualifying for free or reduced-price school lunches. Student enrollment in Advanced Placement offerings at Eisenhower during the surveyed year was 25 percent.
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