A total of 268 New York high schools appeared in the U.S. News and World Report 2014 list of America’s “Best High Schools” released yesterday.
The 2014 edition of Best High Schools includes school-specific data on location, enrollment, ethnicity, school type and results of state assessment proficiency tests and Advanced Placement® and International Baccalaureate tests. Using some of these data and a comprehensive methodology, U.S. News gave each eligible school a College Readiness Index score, and then numerically ranked and awarded gold, silver and bronze medals. This year 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,519 took home silver and 2,688 were awarded bronze.
To produce the 2014 Best High Schools, U.S. News worked with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR implemented the U.S. News rankings methodology, which reflects how well high schools serve all of their students, not just those who are planning to go to college.
“A good high school education is critical to prepare our future workforce,” editor and chief content officer of U.S. News & World Report Brian Kelly said. “The 2014 Best High Schools rankings are designed to help families understand the increasing public school options available to them.”