Shorecrest again ranked among Best High Schools by U.S. News

Wednesday, April 24, 2013



Shorecrest High School has been awarded a silver medal for the second consecutive year for U.S. News and World Report's 2013 ranking of the Best High Schools. 

Shorecrest is ranked 11th in Washington by U.S. News out of nearly 600 high schools in the state, and 660th in America out of more than 21,000 high schools. Last year Shorecrest ranked 24th in the state. Shorecrest will again receive silver medal status for its academic achievement. U.S. News awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools.

U.S. News partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), which implemented U.S. News's rankings methodology. To determine the Best High Schools national rankings, schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in each school performed on state assessments for the 2010-11 school year, taking into account the test scores of low-income and minority students. 

High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college readiness. U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) which include college-level courses. 
Shorecrest offers 15 AP courses to students this year, with 51 percent of the students participating. In the survey year studied by U.S. News, Shorecrest students passed 72 percent of their rigorous AP exams.



1 comments:

Anonymous,  April 24, 2013 at 9:31 PM  

Do you mean the other side of the tracks, the east side, ShoreCREST, did better than power brokers at ShoreWOOD?

I regularly see all the photographs and articles posted about ShoreWOOD in the SAN (but they aren't biased, are they), but here is Shorecrest coming up out of nowhere. Surprising to not see the mug of Sue Walker displayed with this blast.

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