24 CIEE schools and districts were recently recognized in the 2017 Best School List published by U.S. News & World Report. This week, we’re going to teach you more about the public high school ranking system and what U.S. News & World Report uses to measure performance at schools. There are dozens of state and nationally ranked public high schools in our catalog, so please contact CIEE to learn more about these prestigious options for your students!
U.S. News & World Report surveys high schools constantly and provides consumers with a snap shot of all of the public high schools in the U.S. They collect extensive amounts of data and rank high schools in four tiers:
In addition to these distinctions, they also provide a numerical rank:
Earning any of these three distinctions is an enormous honor for a high school, as there are thousands of schools in the U.S. vying for a spot on this list. Looking at the distribution of these honors, U.S. News & World Report recently released a survey showing that only 2.4% of all high schools in the U.S. earned a Gold Medal distinction, 10.3% earned the Silver Medal distinction and 16.8% for the Bronze Medal distinction. Schools that did not earn a medal accounted for 70.5%.
U.S. News & World Report also disclosed further information about how they determine these annual awards, based on four unique steps:
We are proud to carry some of the best high schools in the U.S. and offer top notch experiences for your students. We carry several Gold Medal schools which rank at the top 2.4% in the country. Some examples of our top Medal schools include:
To learn more about rank and searching for public high schools, you can visit U.S. News &World Reports website or read the full article announcing the 2017 rankings.