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U.S. News & World Report: SRV Ranks No. 88, MV No. 144 Among Calif. High Schools

Both high schools in Danville cracked the top 150, out of 2,407 California high schools, of the U.S. News & World Report's top high schools list.

The U.S. News & World Report released its list for top high schools in the nation.

ranked in the top 100 of California schools while cracked the top 150.

Of the 2,407 schools ranked (in 551 districts), SRV came in at 88th and Monte Vista at 144th.

U.S. News ranked nearly 22,000 high schools. Overall, SRV and MV ranked 465th and 770th, respectively, in the nation.

U.S. News worked with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world, its website states.

The methodology was based on key principles that each high school must serve its students and not just those who are college-bound. The schools ranked must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show that the school is education its student body across a range of indicators.

A total of 21,776 public high schools in 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, were analyzed. The website said that Nebraska was the only state that did not report enough data and therefore was not evaluated for any part of the rankings. You can read the full methodology on the U.S. News' website.

 

Oxford Academy (Cypress, CA)

San Ramon Valley

Dougherty Valley

Monte Vista

California High School

State Rank

1

88

108

144

171

National Rank

7

465

565

770

880

Enrollment

1,135

2,039

1,503

2,195

2,431

Minority Enrollment (% of total)

88%

20%

72%

33%

44%

Economically Disadvantaged (% of total)

27%

1%

5%

1%

2%

Fulltime teachers

44

86

58

94

100

Student/Teacher Ratio

26:1

24:1

26:1

23:1

24:1

Academic Performance Index*

984

890

909

894

870

College Readiness Index**

100

46.9

43.3

36.9

34.4

*This measures the performance and growth of schools on a variety of academic indicators. The possible sore range from 200 to 1000.

**College Readiness Index is based on the percentage of 12th graders how were tested and passed AP exams. The maximum College Readiness Index value is 100.

Correction: In an earlier version of this story, Monte Vista's student/teacher ratio was incorrect. This version corrects that error.

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RWCook May 10, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Dougherty Valley leading in academic performance backs up the anecdotal reports I've gotten from families that have pulled their kids out of SRVHS and gone to Dougherty. The school is too new to have the entrenched teachers that teach what they want when they want with no repercussions.
RWCook May 10, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Athenian goes 6th-12th grade, should be on there....
Terry Parris Jr. May 11, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Ah -- You're right Cook. It wasn't on the list.
Terry Parris Jr. May 11, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Can you elaborate on that? What do you mean by the teachers who teach what they want when they want? What are some examples, anecdotally of course, that you can point to?
Katy E. May 18, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Sam and Terry- I happen to attend SRVHS. Just wondering- as San Ramon begins the search for a new administration (principal and vp), systematic conflicts aside, what should we look for in those going for the positions? Katy

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