- Home Education Exchange
Shorecrest and Shorewood Rank Among the Top High Schools in Washington and U.S.
U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools for student achievement in their annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Both schools were highly ranked in the news magazine’s 2019 Best High Schools list.
Shorewood is ranked 19th out of 656 high schools in Washington that were considered, garnering a 92.8 out of 100 on the magazine’s scorecard. Shorecrest was next in line, ranking 20th in the state and also having a 92.8 on the scorecard.
Nationally, Shorewood ranked 1,180 out of 23,265 high schools that were considered and Shorecrest came in at 1,242nd.
“To have both of our high schools ranked so highly and close to each other speaks to the amazing work of our students, staff and families in creating incredible learning communities focused on the needs and success of all students,” said Superintendent Rebecca Miner.
U.S. News and World Report evaluated high schools in four stages:
- Evaluation of student performance on state-required reading and math tests
- Comparison of scores of underserved students to state averages
- The school must have a graduation rate of 80 percent or more
- Schools that fulfilled these steps were then ranked on performance in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams
“The school ranking is one objective indicator of how our students and staff focus on our mission of successfully preparing students for college and career choices after high school,” said Shorewood Principal Bill Dunbar.
“It affirms that our staff are providing students with the opportunities and skills they need for their continued success in their future,” said Shorecrest Principal Lisa Gonzalez. “I also hope this recognition gives our students confidence in knowing that when they stretch and take on academic challenges that they will be rewarded with opportunities in the world of work and academia.”