New Hartford High School Ranks Nationwide
Those of us who have kids of school age know that central New York has some of the best schools and teachers anywhere. A new nationwide ranking has been released by The Daily Beast showing New Hartford High School rated number 296 out of 1,000 high schools in the country for 2012.
According to The Daily Beast, here’s how the rankings were determined:
“This year, our ranking highlights the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation—the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student(5 percent).”
The 2012 high school rankings are all featured in this week’s “Newsweek” magazine, which is a sister publication of The Daily Beast.
New York State had the most school districts ranked in the top 1,000 schools, which included some schools in Syracuse, Rochester and Vestal.
Considering that this ranking puts New Hartford High School up against hundreds of schools throughout the country, coming in at 296 is quite an accomplishment. That figure has special meaning for the Greg “Splashin’” McShea household, as we’ve graduated a few students from New Hartford High. We say congratulations Spartans for doing a great job educating our children!