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Old 03-22-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Charleston, WV
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OK, I never would have expected this:

Best High Schools US News & World Report
March 2009:
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Based upon the study's three-step analysis, West Virginia had one silver-level Top Performing School –Morgantown High—and eighteen bronze-level performers: Big Creek, Bluefield, Clay County, East Fairmont, East Hardy, Elkins, Gilmer County, Hundred, John Marshall, Matewan, Meadow Bridge, Nicholas County, Philip Barbour, Tolsia, Van, Wayne, Winfield, and Wyoming County East. Montcalm High School was named a bronze-level Top Performing School in December 2007. Mercer County Schools (http://boe.merc.k12.wv.us/Templates/bhs.htm - broken link)
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Using a formula produced in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 data research and analysis company, evaluators looked at more than 21,069 high schools in 48 states. They determined each school's eligibility by looking at three factors: the performance of students as a whole in reading and math, the performance of economically disadvantaged students in the same core subjects, and the school's practices in preparing students for college, namely Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs. Mercer County Schools (http://boe.merc.k12.wv.us/Templates/bhs.htm - broken link)
Orig report at http://www.usnews.com/sections/education/high-schools
Click on do a search by state for WV
When the schools come up, there is a tab to click for more details on each
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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It is no surprise that Morgantown High is best. Beyond that, keep in mind that these things are based on analysis completed by "Eduational Administrators", who are for the most part teacher rejects that take graduate courses based largely on buzzword innovation and bull$hit compilation. If you find a school that has adequate teachers and high parental involvement, it will be a good one wherever it is located.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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I can't believe it... ha ha Elkins High is one of the best high schools in the state? Way to go Tigers!
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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We've gotta do a better job of keeping these stats buried! Don't want all the NY carpet baggers checking in...
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Kudos to Hundred! Good to see at least one Wetzel County HS made the list.
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Old 03-22-2009, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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Silkdashocker is shocked.
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