Academic Magnet High ranks No. 27 on nation’s Best High Schools list by U.S. News & World Report
Academic Magnet High ranked No. 27 on a list of the country’s Best High Schools published today online by U.S. News & World Report.
That’s a drop from the school’s pervious No. 12 ranking in 2009, which was the last time the magazine evaluated high schools. The North Charleston school also had ranked No. 1 on a list of the nation’s best magnet school list, but it wasn’t included this year.
The 2012 rankings encompassed nearly 22,000 public high schools from every state but Nebraska, which didn’t report enough information to be included.
Academic Magnet High ranked No. 1 in South Carolina, followed at No. 2 by Charleston County School of the Arts. The neighboring arts magnet school landed at No. 364 nationally.
Wando High ranked No. 15 in the state and No. 1,631 nationally.
U.S. News worked with the American Institutes for Research to analyze high schools based on students’ performance on state assessments. U.S. News also looked at students’ success in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses. It recognized more than 4,850 top-performing schools.