US News rankings of public high schools

U.S News recently released its rankings of the best public high schools in the United States. ( The highest ranked school, which was in Dallas, TX, scored 100% in college readiness, 4.0 in Math, and 3.7 in Reading.

By contrast, the highest ranked NH high school scored only 38% college ready, 2.3 Math, 3.4 Reading. 44% of the students were rated Not Proficient in Math – and this is ranked the best school in NH. The NH average, though not listed, appears to be about 2.0 in Math, which translates to 63% of high school students NOT proficient.

Perhaps the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) is more difficult than the tests used in other states, but it does seem appalling that a large majority of NH high school students are ranked Not Proficient in math. I hope to have more information in a future column.


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