After analyzing the data from over 22,000 high schools in all 50 States and the District of Columbia, U.S. News & World Report has released their 2017 Rankings. In addition to Public high schools, they also look at STEM schools, Magnet schools and Charter schools, so every high school that exists is covered.
How are the rankings determined? In addition to looking at information supplied by the Department of Education, they look at Advanced Placement data from the College Board. They also look at each high school’s statewide accountability proficiency test results and graduation rate.
They take all this data and analyze it from four distinct angles to determine their final rankings:
- Students perform better than expected in their state.
- Disadvantaged students perform better than state average.
- Student graduation rates meet or exceed a national standard.
- Students are prepared for college-level coursework.
Below are the rankings for high schools along the 680 corridor in the East Bay, but you can find all the rankings here>>>
Dougherty Valley, San Ramon | #40 in CA | #237 in US
Acalanes, Lafayette | #59 in CA | #341 in US
Foothill, Pleasanton | #61 in CA | #348 in US
Amador Valley, Pleasanton | #66 in CA | #382 in US
San Ramon Valley, Danville | #101 in CA | #585 in US
California, San Ramon | #134 in CA | #804 in US
Monte Vista, Danville | #169 in CA| #804 in US
Some of these rankings may be lower than what you are used to seeing, but with the inclusion of all the non-public schools it has lowered the rankings for the usual public schools we track. As usual, if you have any questions about East Bay schools, reach out to me at (925) 487-2353 and I’ll get you the answers you need.