Wicked good public high schools
Posted by Dr. Terry Stoops at 08:46 AM
Among North Carolina high schools, Raleigh Charter High School (ranked 33rd) receives top honors from Newsweek. BASIS Charter School in Tuscon, AZ gets fifth place.
And, as we know, schools with a high percentage of free and reduced lunch students cannot succeed. Take Preuss UCSD (ranked 10th) for example - 100 percent of students in the LaJolla, CA school are eligible for a free or reduced lunch.
The Preuss School, located on the University of California San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California, is a charter middle and high school dedicated to providing a rigorous college prep education for motivated low-income students who will become the first in their families to graduate from college. How about 87th ranked KIPP Houston, where 88 percent of students are eligible for a free or reduced lunch? Or MATCH Charter School (Boston, MA), Hawthorne Math & Science Academy (Hawthorne, CA), YES Prep Southeast (Houston, TX) - all ranked in the top 100 high schools in the nation and all have over 70 percent of students eligible for a free or reduced lunch.
A random observation: I noticed the phrase "charter school" appears often in the ranking of top high schools.
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