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Old 08-01-2013, 02:30 AM
 
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Best High Schools in the US | Top US High Schools | US News & World Report 2013

US News 2013 - National Rankings

US News 2013 - Texas Rankings

US News recently released their 2013 selections for the Best High Schools in the U.S. This list specifically addresses college readiness by following a three-step process, (1) all students had to be performing above "average" for the state, (2) from those that passed #1, then whether the school's least advantaged students (income, race) were performing above state average among similar students, (3) those schools that passed both the criteria for #1 and #2 were then judged for college readiness using AP or IB test data (participation rate AND pass rate for these exams). *See Methodology link below for detailed criteria used.

San Antonio - GOLD Medal High Schools in Top 500 Ranked in US:
(Reading across: National Rank - State Rank - High School - ISD)
#151 #25 Health Careers - Northside ISD
#215 #29 International School of the Americas - North East ISD

San Antonio - SILVER Metal Top 501-2000 US Schools:
(Reading across: National Rank - State Rank - High School - ISD)
#0505 #054 Alamo Heights - Alamo Heights ISD
#0514 #056 Ronald Reagan - North East ISD
#0659 #071 School of Science & Technology - N/A
#0978 #098 Clark - Northside ISD
#1112 #107 Brandeis - Northside ISD
#1451 #134 Jay - Northside ISD
#1538 #138 Marshall - Northside ISD
#2020 #176 Lee HS - North East ISD

San Antonio - BRONZE Metal - From the next 2,515 High Schools Nationally Recognized but not nationally/state ranked:
(Reading across: High School - ISD)
San Antonio School for Inquiry & Creativity - N/A


*Methodology:
About the US News Education Rankings Methodologies


For comparison, see the 2012 rankings link: //www.city-data.com/forum/san-a...ranked-us.html
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Old 08-01-2013, 06:51 AM
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It's interesting how this list has so many more Northside schools than the other two lists. (I'm not bashing Northside. I'm actually puzzled why more of their schools aren't on the other lists.)

It also doesn't include two well-regarded NEISD schools mentioned in both of the other two lists: Johnson and Churchill. It's truly an odd cross-section of schools in the area. Although the schools at the top of the list are fine schools, I would hate for someone new to the area to put so much stock in this list that they exclude schools not on it.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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I wondered how Lee HS could be ranked higher than other schools in NEISD considering that its achievement numbers are lower than all but Roosevelt's, but now I think I understand.

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Step 1: Attains performance levels that exceed statistical expectations given the school's relative level of student poverty, as measured by state accountability test scores for all the school's students in the core subjects of reading and math.

Step 2: Achieves proficiency rates on state tests for their least advantaged student groups (e.g., black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students) that exceed state averages.
You can compare all of the NEISD schools at the link below. Lee had the lowest college readiness score and the second lowest math and reading scores.
North East Independent School District | Texas | Best High Schools | US News

You can compare NISD schools here.
Northside Independent School District | Texas | Best High Schools | US News

Alamo Heights HS.
Alamo Heights Independent School District | Texas | Best High Schools | US News

School of Science and Technology.
School Of Scien in SAN ANTONIO, TX | Best High Schools | US News

San Antonio School for Inquiry & Creativity.
San Antonio School for Inquiry & Creativity in SAN ANTONIO, TX | Best High Schools | US News
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Lee's numbers include NESA as well.
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