Published: Thu, May 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Ottawa Hills named top 5 high school in Ohio

Ottawa Hills named top 5 high school in Ohio

U.S. News and World Report is out with its latest rankings, and Boston Latin School once again tops the list.

Located near Palmdale Road on the west end of Victorville, Cobalt earned the magazine's gold medal award and was ranked 83rd in the state and 486th in the nation by U.S. News.

U.S. News & World Report uses a four-step process to determine Best High Schools.

Those practices help ensure the success of the school's exclusively low-income student population, he said. Many small schools don't offer many AP classes, he explained, and some students opt for college-level classes in lieu of them. The Advanced Math and Science Charter School and Mystic Valley Regional Charter School earned the silver and bronze, respectively.

High Schools in San Diego Unified, San Dieguito, Poway, Sweetwater and Chula Vista School Districts ranked among the top 1,000 in the country.

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This year's rankings were a significant improvement over last year, when PMSA was ranked 32 in the state and 1,044 nationally, and received a Silver medal.

South Florida charter schools performed the best among Florida schools in the Best Charter Schools rankings. Others in Escondido Union High School District, Grossmont Union High School District, Julian Union High School District, Oceanside Unified, Ramona Unified, San Marcos Unified and Vista Unified School Districts placed in the top 2,000 high schools nationwide.

"The data shows that when high schools utilize these courses student achievement follows. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 12 percent", the report said.

"It's nice being a small school so that we can know them individually and what their needs are", Ellis said. The school also ranks 52nd in the nation.

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