Shorewood ranked among the best high schools in America

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Shorewood main entrance
U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Shorewood High School for student achievement in their annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools.

The school has been awarded a silver medal for the news magazine’s 2017 Best High Schools list.

Shorewood ranked 14th of over 600 in the state and 1,188th of over 22,000 nationally.

“I am so pleased for the community to have our school recognized for this level of excellence,” said Shorewood Principal Bill Dunbar. “The recognition is evidence of the incredible work and commitment to student success that our staff, students and families engage in every day.”

Best High Schools ranking information for Shorewood high School

While Shorecrest High School has also been regularly ranked high in the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools List, they were left unranked on this year’s list due to their math and English language arts assessment scores being suppressed by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

In order to protect student privacy, aggregate data must sometimes be withheld from public display when it could potentially be used to identify or derive information about individual students due to a small number of students tested. Because this data was not available for considerations, Shorecrest was unranked in this year’s report.

To create the 2017 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News worked with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research firm. High schools were evaluated in three stages:
  1. Overall student performance on state-required tests. Students in the schools had to perform better than average to move the school to the next step.
  2. How effectively schools educated their low-income and minority students.
  3. School graduation rate and well they prepared students for college.

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, which includes college-level courses.


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