The U.S. News and World Report has released its 2021 Best High Schools report, which includes data on nearly 24,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schuylerville High School currently ranks in the top 20 percent in the region and state, and in the top 15 percent in the nation. Click here to read the full report.
“This is tremendous news for our high school,” said Principal James Ducharme. “Our rankings are a reflection of the aptitude our students have for learning and the high-degree of academic achievement our teachers and staff foster. I am very proud of our entire school community for the work they put in day in and day out that has resulted in this level of success.”
To calculate the rankings, U.S. News uses the following methodology:
College Readiness 30%
The proportions of 12th graders who took and earned a qualifying score on at least one AP or IB exam. Earning a qualifying score is worth three times more than just taking.
Math and Reading Proficiency 20%
Aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation.
Math and Reading Performance 20%
How aggregated scores on state assessments compare with U.S. News’ expectations given the proportions of students who are Black, Hispanic and from low-income households.
Underserved Student Performance 10%
Scores on state assessments aggregated just among students who are Black, Hispanic and from low-income households. These scores are compared with what is typical in the state for non-underserved students, with parity or higher being the goal.
College Curriculum Breadth 10%
The proportions of 12th graders who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and IB exams in multiple areas. More exams are valued more than fewer exams up to a maximum of four. Earning a qualifying score on an exam is worth three times more than taking.
Graduation Rate 10%
The proportion of entering ninth graders who graduated four academic years later.
Among the statistics, some of the highest for Schuylerville High School for 2021 were:
- 91% Mathematics Proficiency
- 95% Reading Proficiency
- 94% Graduation Rate
Superintendent Dr. Ryan Sherman says the continuity of K-12 education continues to be a focus for the district, specifically in regard to curriculum and instruction.
“What makes the district’s success so gratifying is our culture of creating a personalized, community atmosphere and providing individualized attention for our students. The support of our teachers, school administration, student services department, support staff and parents is a reflection of our outstanding home and school partnership.”
Click the links below to take a look at Schuylerville’s rankings on a national, state and regional level.