U.S. News Rankings: How Did High Schools In Manchester Fare? – Patch
MANCHESTER, CT — Two Manchester-based High Schools were in the top 165 in Connecticut in the latest rankings of public high schools by U.S. News and World Report.
In the state, Manchester High School was 124th and Great Path Academy was 163rd.
The schools were also ranked Nos. 6,783 and 12,728, respectively, nationally.
The annual rankings released by U.S. News are meant to evaluate schools based on graduation rates, academic performance and more.
The 2022 rankings of best high schools are also intended to show how well the nation’s public schools serve all students — regardless of achievement level — by teaching them basic skills and preparing them for college-level work, according to a news release from U.S. News.
Darien High School is the top public school in Connecticut, according to the U.S. News rankings. This year’s list of best high schools evaluated more than 17,800 schools nationwide, including 165 in Connecticut. Darien is ranked No. 191 nationally.
Here’s a link to Patch’s statewide story that lets readers see the complete results for Connecticut.
Here are the top 10 schools in this year’s national Best High Schools ranking:
This year’s schools were ranked on six measures: college readiness, college curriculum breadth, state assessment performance, state assessment proficiency, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance and graduation rates.
The data used in this year’s ranking is from the 2019-20 academic school year. U.S. News adjusted its calculation of these measures to account for the impact COVID-19 had on schools in the 2019-20 school year.
Since most states closed schools for in-person instruction starting in March 2020 — typically just before most states conduct assessments — the U.S. Department of Education granted waivers allowing all states to forgo state testing for the 2019-20 school year.
To account for this, U.S. News relied on past assessment data from thethree prior ranking years. Researchers also incorporated state science assessment data from the 2018-19 school year.
Read more about the Best High Schools methodology.
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