Issaquah High School ranked among nation’s top high schools

June 22, 2010

By Staff

Coming in at 1,105, Issaquah High School ranked among the nation’s best high schools in the latest Americas Best High Schools list from Newsweek magazine.

Issaquah was the only Issaquah School District high school to make the exclusive list, which has been around since 1998. Thirty-two other public schools in Washington made the expanded 1,622 best high schools list.

High schools are ranked by how hard school faculties work to challenge students with advanced placement and college-level courses and tests. Only 6 percent of all of the nation’s public high schools make the grade, according to Newsweek’s website.

Of note, all five of Bellevue’s comprehensive high schools were listed among the top 100 for the second year in a row. Interlake ranked 13th; the International School ranked 20th; Newport ranked 45th; Sammamish came in 56th; and Bellevue placed 80th.

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