Schuylerville High School is among the top 10 percent of high schools in the country, according to a new report from U.S. News & World Report. Schuylerville was recognized on this year’s “Best High Schools” list, compiled annually be the media company, and awarded the silver medal for student achievement and a commitment to college readiness. Nationally, the school was ranked No. 2,299 of the 22,000 eligible high schools in the country and No. 182 in the state.
“We are honored to receive national recognition for the outstanding efforts of our school community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ryan Sherman. “This ranking is a testament not only to our dedicated students, but to our faculty, staff and community who set the bar high and motivate our students to achieve success.”
U.S. News assesses several factors to determine the schools’ placements, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participating in free and reduced-price lunch programs and the results of state assessments, Advanced Placement (AP) exams and International Baccalaureate tests.
“We strive to give our students as many educational opportunities as possible to ensure that each student can reach his or her highest potential,” said High School Principal Matthew Sickles. “We take pride in this recognition because it distinguishes that we have students who are committed to academic success.”
Student achievement at Schuylerville High School continues to grow. The district’s 2016 graduation rate tied for the second-highest graduate rate among schools in the ten-county Greater Capital Region that graduated 30 or more students. The district also earned a spot on the seventh annual AP District Honor Roll, which recognizes districts for increasing access to AP course work while maintaining or increasing the percentage of students earning a score of 3 or higher on AP exams. In the 2015-16 school year, a total of 229 AP exams were taken by Schuylerville High School students, an increase of 55-percent from the previous year.
For U.S. News & World Report’s full list of the rankings, click here.