By Jennifer Rey
The U.S. News & World Report recently ranked three Washoe County School District schools as among Nevada’s top 10 high schools. Coral Academy of Science Charter School came in fourth place, while Incline High School and the Academy of Careers and Technology ranked 9 and 10, respectively.
The top-ranked schools are from Las Vegas.
The Report examines data on more than 20,000 public high schools in the United States and the District of Columbia. The Report ranks according to:
- College readiness, based on the proportions of 12th-grade students who took and passed Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams
- College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th-grade students who took and passed AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas
- Math and reading proficiency, based on student performance on state-required tests
- Math and reading performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school’s proportion of underserved students
- Underserved student performance, based on how African American, Hispanic, and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not under-served in the state
- Graduation rates, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2012-2013 and graduated four years later
“We are celebrating the hard work happening at our schools, and I am so proud of our staff members, students, and families,” said Traci Davis, WCSD superintendent.