Special to The Sun
Edmond’s three high schools each rank in the top 5 percent of high schools nationwide according to U.S. News and World Report.
The national magazine’s 2013 “Best High Schools” rankings, released April 24, lists North High School No. 3 in Oklahoma and No. 468 nationwide, Memorial High School No. 4 in Oklahoma and No. 606 nationwide and Santa Fe High School No. 6 in Oklahoma and No. 923 nationwide.
“This report is further validation of the strength of our high schools,” said Superintendent David Goin. “But while this report recognizes our high schools, we know that the foundation for success is laid at the elementary and middle school levels and so I extend my congratulations to teachers and staff across the district who are dedicated to giving students their best.”
The magazine evaluated nearly 21,000 public high schools across the country, using data on enrollment, ethnicity, school type, state assessment proficiency tests and Advanced Placement tests. Using the data, the schools were then given a college readiness index score.
“This is another wonderful acknowledgment in what has been an extremely positive year for our high schools,” said Jason Brown, executive director of secondary education. “It serves as validation for the hard work put in by our students and staff and the tremendous support provided by our community.”
TO LEARN MORE about the high school rankings, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/oklahoma.