Shorecrest and Shorewood ranked among the best high schools in the United States

Monday, May 21, 2018

U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools for student achievement in their annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Both schools have been awarded a silver medal for the news magazine’s 2018 Best High Schools list.

Shorewood is ranked 22nd out of 509 high schools in Washington that were considered and 1,476th out of more than 20,500 high schools in the United States. Shorecrest ranked 23rd in the state and 1,479th in the country.

“This is a wonderful recognition of the incredible work Shoreline students, staff and community engage in every day to support high levels of success for every student,” said Shorewood Principal Bill Dunbar.
“Having both of our high schools earn this prestigious designation is a reflection of our commitment to increasing access to rigorous, college preparatory curriculum for all students. We can and will continue to close gaps by having high expectations and supports for every student we serve,” added Shorecrest Principal Lisa Gonzalez.

Best High Schools ranking information for Shorewood

Best High Schools ranking information for Shorecrest

“Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News and World Report.

To create the 2018 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News worked with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research firm. High schools were evaluated in four stages:
  • Evaluation of student performance on state-required reading and math tests
  • Comparison of scores of underserved students to state averages
  • The school must have a graduation rate of 80 percent or more
  • Schools that fulfilled these steps were then ranked on performance in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams
The ranking methodology is also based on the following principles:
  • A high-ranking high school will serve all of its students well regardless of whether they are college bound
  • A high-ranking school must be able to provide "measurable academic outcomes" across a variety of performance indicators to demonstrate it is successfully educating its students 
To learn more about U.S. News and World Report's methodology, click here.


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