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September 2015

Public Charter Schools Take Top Slots in High School Rankings

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Public Charter Schools Take Top Slots in High School Rankings

In May, U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best High Schools Rankings for 2015, and public charter schools earned 28 of the top 100 slots. Public charter schools currently account for 7% of all schools nationally, making this achievement particularly notable.

Two charter schools, BASIS Scottsdale (#2) and Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (#4) scored in the top ten, and five charter schools made the top 20. Data from more than 21,000 public high schools in the United States and the District of Columbia were considered in the assessments conducted by global nonprofit social science research firm RTI International.

U.S. News & World Report, which has been publishing education rankings since 1983, weighed factors including college preparation, state assessments, and International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advancement Placement (AP) exam results in order to arrive at the rankings.

Click below to read the full report from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.


U.S. News and World Report Ranks

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