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Old 05-21-2012, 09:10 AM
 
Location: livin' the good life on America's favorite island
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Weddington comes in #1 in the Charlotte/Gastonia metro area and #6 Public school in NC. America's Best High Schools 2012 - The Daily Beast
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Weddington, NC
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Weddington comes in #1 in the Charlotte/Gastonia metro area and #6 Public school in NC. America's Best High Schools 2012 - The Daily Beast
I'm always wary of these lists, but as someone who moved to Weddington for the schools, I'll give that a
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte Metro Area
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A few weeks ago, I asked how Marvin Ridge became more desirable than Weddington in just a few years. I don't see MR on this list.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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A few weeks ago, I asked how Marvin Ridge became more desirable than Weddington in just a few years. I don't see MR on this list.
This list is based on:
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The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student(5 percent).
From a test/statistical score point of view Marvin Ridge has been #1 in the Charlotte area plus it has IB/AP and a very high rate of college matriculation, high SAT/ACT scores, etc.
In other words it is at least on par with Weddington High on all the six components.
The only explanation I have on why it is still missing from some national lists it is that Marvin Ridge High it is a new school (just over 4 yrs old), and the main stream national media normally dismisses (or is not aware) of the new schools (yet).

Of course the differences are not major, there are a couple of great High Schools in the Charlotte area and most important it is still each student willingness to excel.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:29 AM
 
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I agree with 28173. My guess is that the reporting has not gone on long enough to be rated since MR in all categories does as well as Weddington, and gets the IB bonus on one of the questions, however the IB is even newer than the school itself.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:22 AM
 
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I don't know if it is me but I could not find Marvin Ridge on Newsweek list. They certainly should be in there. I do know some kids and coaches at MR and feel it is on par with WHS. Wouldn't Cuthberson also be worthy of being on being on list? I see where WHS also just won the State 'Exemplary School Award' http://www.ihigh.com/NC/article_119318.html, voted top overall school in state for criteria of athletics, academics, facilities, community involvement so they must be doing something right.
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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I found it rather odd.. surprising that US News and World Report ranked Hopewell HS #1 in North Carolina.

Top North Carolina High Schools | Best High Schools | US News
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I found it rather odd.. surprising that US News and World Report ranked Hopewell HS #1 in North Carolina.

Top North Carolina High Schools | Best High Schools | US News
My goodness, the US News ranking is ridiculous. Garringer at #10 in the state? There's something wrong here
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:26 AM
 
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This list is based on:


From a test/statistical score point of view Marvin Ridge has been #1 in the Charlotte area plus it has IB/AP and a very high rate of college matriculation, high SAT/ACT scores, etc.
In other words it is at least on par with Weddington High on all the six components.
The only explanation I have on why it is still missing from some national lists it is that Marvin Ridge High it is a new school (just over 4 yrs old), and the main stream national media normally dismisses (or is not aware) of the new schools (yet).

Of course the differences are not major, there are a couple of great High Schools in the Charlotte area and most important it is still each student willingness to excel.
Four-year, on-time graduation rate (25%): Based on the standards set forth by the National Governors Association, this rate is calculated by dividing the number of graduates in 2011 by the number of ninth graders in 2007,


...... Marvin Ridge's first ninth graders were in 2007, so this is the first year they would have been eligible. They probably just missed filling out the form with the change of principal? By the way, this is 1,000 schools out of 2,300.... so obviously there are many, many thousands that did not participate
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