High schools ranked among state’s best

May 7, 2013

By Staff

Issaquah and Skyline high schools were ranked among the highest performing schools in Washington in this year’s Best High Schools report from U.S. News and World Report.

Both Issaquah and Skyline earned national and state rankings and were also awarded silver medals, among 45 schools in Washington, according to the U.S. News and World Report website.

The annual review recognizes top performing high schools based on math, reading and college readiness. Issaquah High School placed 17th out of 587 high schools in Washington and 837th out of 21,035 in the country. Skyline High School placed 41st in the state ranking and 1,535th in the national ranking.

A three-step process was used to determine the best high schools. The first two steps were to ensure that the schools serve students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work, based on state exit exams and Advanced Placement exams.

Go to www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools to see how other schools in Washington ranked.

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