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America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report
  Thursday 10 May, 2018
America’s best high schools in 2018, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Hats off to teachers in the Canyon State: Arizona high schools ran away with the U.S. News & World Report's Best high School Rankings for 2018, nabbing the top five rankings plus the No. 8 spot.

The annual list published U.S. News, which ranks everything from institutions of higher learning to cities and entire states, looks at "nearly all" public high schools in the United States — more than 20,500 in all — to sift out the best with an eye on college readiness.

BASIS Scottsdale took the No. 1 spot in the nation, the first in a string of schools in the list's top 10 from Basis Charter Schools, one of the state's fastest-growing charter organizations. Arizona's BASIS Chandler, BASIS Oro Valley, BASIS Tucson North and BASIS Flagstaff round out the top five, with BASIS Peoria coming in at No. 8.

The rankings come amid Teacher Appreciation Week and shortly after Arizona teachers ended a historic walkout over pay and funding cuts.

“Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students,” Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News., said in a statement.

Massachusetts topped the overall state rankings, with 25.7% of its public high schools receiving gold and silver medals from U.S. News (a designation based on college readiness.) That state edged out second-place California by just 0.3%, while Maryland came in third.

It's little surprise that BASIS Scottsdale, the overall top school, also topped the list of best charter high schools. In fact, seven of the top 10 gold medal schools are charter schools, which make up 24% of gold medal schools thanks to graduation rates, state assessments, college-level curricula.

The top magnet school in the nation, Michigan's International Academy of Macomb, took No. 7 overall. The top STEM school is High Technology High School in Lincroft, N.J.

Nearly 6,000 schools in all received recognition from U.S. News, which worked with global research firm RTI International on a methodology that stressed schools "must serve all students" and yield measurable outcomes tied to that.

Find out more about the methodology and explore state-by-state rankings in full at U.S. News.

2018 Best High Schools National Rankings – Top 10

1. BASIS Scottsdale (AZ)
2. BASIS Chandler (AZ)
3. BASIS Oro Valley (AZ)
4. BASIS Tucson North (AZ)
5. BASIS Flagstaff (AZ)
6. Meridian School (TX)
7. International Academy of Macomb (MI)
8. BASIS Peoria (AZ)
9. Baccalaureate School for Global Education (NY)
10. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (VA)

2018 Best High Schools rankings by state – Top 10

1. Massachusetts
2. California
3. Maryland
4. Florida
5. Maine
6. Vermont
7. Connecticut (tie)
7. Kansas (tie)
9. New Hampshire
10. Delaware

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/05/09/us-news-world-report-ranks-best-high-schools-2018/594868002/

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