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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

US News Ranks These High Schools Among Utah’s Best

The latest U.S. News & World Report’s best high schools 2022 rankings are out, and the Beehive Science and Technology Academy of Sandy ranks first among all Utah high schools and 305th nationally.

According to US News’ rankings, Utah’s highest-ranked traditional high school was Corner Canyon High School in Draper, ranked 980th nationwide. Canyons School District High School was ranked the seventh best in Utah, with the state’s top spots going to six public charter schools.

The Utah high schools that ranked No. 2 to No. 6 for the state were, respectively, Intake Collegiate Academy in North Logan; Northern Utah Academy for Engineering and Science in Layton; the Academy of Mathematics Engineering and Sciences (AMES) in Murray; Itinaris Early College High School in West Jordan; and Carl G. in Linden. Messr Preparatory Academy.

Among the top 10 were Skyline High School in Milkcreek at number 8, Farmington High School at number 9, and Timview High School in Provo at number 10.

Which is the top rated school in the country?

The top-ranked school nationwide was the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. It uses a STEM-focused curriculum that ends with a technical lab project for senior citizens. According to US News Ranking State Rankings, the school offers courses such as DNA Science, Advanced Marine Biology, Automation and Robotics, Architectural Drawing and Design, Research Statistics, and Associated Press Calculus.

Recently, the school made headlines for other reasons: a legal challenge to its race-based admissions policy.

According to a Fox News report, the Fairfax County School Board changed the admissions process for the elite school in 2021, eliminating a qualifying exam in favor of a system that allows the top 1.5% of students in each middle of the county the most. Distributes slots. Schools – a system officials said would increase racial diversity.

Parents sued the school, alleging that the new admissions policy discriminates against Asian Americans, who make up more than 70% of the student body.

Fox News reports that the Supreme Court recently rejected an emergency request to block a race-based admissions policy.

Other Top 10 Schools At the national level were:

2. Academic Magnet High School, North Charleston, South Carolina.

3. Signature School, Evansville, Indiana.

4. School for Advanced Studies, Miami.

5. Peyton College Preparatory High School, Chicago.

6. Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno.

7. Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

8. The School for the Talented and Gifted, Dallas.

9. Gwynet School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

10. Julia R. Masterman Secondary School, Philadelphia.

What goes in the ranking?

The ranking includes nearly every public high school in the United States, with more than 17,800 schools at the national, state, and local levels.

The methodology focuses on six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, low student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rate.

“The best high school rankings take a comprehensive approach to evaluating schools,” Eric Brooks, principal data analyst for US News, said in a statement.

“Given factors such as graduation rates and underserved student performance, families can use this information to learn more about their local schools,” Brooks said.

According to US News, college readiness measures participation and performance in advanced placements and international baccalaureate exams, and underserved student performance focuses on students who are black, Hispanic, or from low-income families.

For the first time, science proficiency and performance were also included in the methodology for states where science assessment data was available.

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