Grand Forks high schools ranked among best in nation

Blanche Robertson
May 10, 2018

A Northwest Arkansas high school remained at No. 1, and the region claimed six of the top nine spots in the 2018 ranking of the state's public high schools by U.S. News & World Report, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. Total minority enrollment at the school was 12 percent.

Ridgefield High School principal Stacey Gross shared the news saying, "Our Gold Medal Ranking is based upon the review of over 28,500 USA public high schools".

How PMSA students compared with students across District 209 and the state in m ath and reading proficiency.

An analysis of how states compare in the national rankings shows that MA came out on top. Of all AP exams taken by the participating students, the pass rate was 64 percent.

The top ranking high school in the state is Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro.

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Schools were ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepared students for college. Hudson High School ranked 21st and Charles City High School ranked 25th, both receiving a bronze medal.

All other Jackson County high school were listed among the remainder of the unranked state high schools in alphabetical order.

Contributing to the achievement was a 97 percent graduation rate and an eight-to-one student-teacher ratio, according to the magazine's announcement on Wednesday. The second step in then looked at how historically underserved students (black, hispanic, and low income) performed based upon the state averages for those students.

"Schools that made it through the first three steps became eligible to be judged nationally on the final step - college-readiness performance - using Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmark for success", the website continued.

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