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    Seattle High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report
    Posted on 05/24/2018
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    Seattle High Schools Rank in U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report has recognized several Seattle Public Schools high schools among the top schools in Washington state in their annual report.

    According to U.S. News & World Report, Roosevelt High School ranks #7 (#320 in national rankings), Garfield High School ranks #10 (#706 in national rankings) and Ballard High School ranks #15 (#1118 in national rankings).

    The rankings, published on May 9, take into consideration more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide to identify schools that best serve their entire student population and gauge students’ preparation for college and career success.

    Roosevelt received a gold medal award, ranking seventh out of 509 high schools within Washington with an 87 percent graduation rate. Garfield was awarded a silver medal, ranking 10th in Washington with an 85 percent graduation rate.

    Among the top 100 high schools in Washington, Nathan Hale High School ranks 35th, Franklin High School ranks 41st, Cleveland STEM High School ranks 47th and The Center School ranked 49th.

    U.S. News worked with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research firm, to create the 2018 Best High School rankings. Award distribution was determined based on the following criteria:

    • Students exceeding expectations in state reading and mathematics assessments
    • Underserved students perform better than the state average on reading and mathematics assessments
    • Student graduation rates are higher than 80 percent
    • Students are prepared for college-level coursework based on AP and IB exam scores

    Find the full listing of the U.S. News and World Report nation’s top public high schools.