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Old 06-14-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Default Newsweek Best High Schools in Tennessee 2010

Here's a link to Newsweek's ranking of the best public high schools in Tennessee:

Two Nashville magnet high schools rank high:

Hume Fogg is #41
MLK is #54

Brentwood is #213
Ravenwood is #469


America's Best High Schools: The List - Newsweek

So apparently every time I try to post the link, it defaults to the main list. You can search by entering Tennessee in the state field.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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Hmmm, I guess there are only 210 high schools in the whole Northeast. Cause even the worst districts up there kill our piddly schools.

Thanks for posting the list wsm.
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Old 06-14-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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You cant tell me Hudson (MA) High is ahead of Franklin (TN) and Acton Boxborough (MA). This is completely discredited based on that alone.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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From Newsweek's website: "We take the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge (AICE) tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors graduating in May or June."

Their criteria is soley based on the number of advanced placement type tests the students take divided by the number of graduates. Therefore, if you have a school that subsidizes or heavily pushes AP type classes then they will be high on the rankings. Personally, outside of the top tier, I don't give much credence to the HS rankings. Sure, ap type tests are one indicator of good schools. What I would like to see is a ranking based on where the sr. class goes to college. I know plenty of kids who take AP tests then end up going to a 2nd or 3rd tier or community college. Now, I'm not knocking those schools, but if you want to measure how academically rigourous a high school is and how it prepares kids for college, it seems like a better indicator would be what colleges the kids go to after graduation. Of course, that would cost more money to do that research and then Newsweek's profit margin would be less. . . .
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Hmmm, I guess there are only 210 high schools in the whole Northeast. Cause even the worst districts up there kill our piddly schools.

Thanks for posting the list wsm.
You're welcome.

Actually, I'm thankful I can even read this stuff, given that I was educated in Tennessee and all.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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, it seems like a better indicator would be what colleges the kids go to after graduation. Of course, that would cost more money to do that research and then Newsweek's profit margin would be less. . . .
Where a kid starts college and where s/he finishes are not always the same.

I'm not advertising this list as the be-all, end-all. It's one ranking, since visitors to the forum are always asking about "the best."

"The best" means different things to different people, though. This is just how Newsweek chooses to do it.

Brentwood high used to rank higher than Hume Fogg because Newsweek wouldn't consider magnet schools since they are not open to all students. So they pitched a fit until the magnets were included. It obviously means something to Hume Fogg and MLK.
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Old 06-14-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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It's good to see Hillsboro...just a plain Metro HS (not magnet) in the top 1000 at #822.

And that's with 45% of its students being eligible for the reduced price lunch program!
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Old 06-14-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It's good to see Hillsboro...just a plain Metro HS (not magnet) in the top 1000 at #822.

And that's with 45% of its students being eligible for the reduced price lunch program!
That is a very big deal.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It's good to see Hillsboro...just a plain Metro HS (not magnet) in the top 1000 at #822.

And that's with 45% of its students being eligible for the reduced price lunch program!
How is that statistic possible given the school's location? You can't touch a house in Green Hills for under $250K and from what I understand, MNPS doesn't do "busing" anymore.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Here is a link to the Hillsboro cluster map, which may answer your question.

http://www.mnps.org/AssetFactory.aspx?did=35825
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