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December 5, 2007 > Mission San Jose High School named one of America's Best High Schools

Mission San Jose High School named one of America's Best High Schools

Submitted By Nicole Steward

In its first annual ranking of America's Best High Schools, U.S. News & World Report has named Mission San Jose High School 49th out of the Top100 Gold Medal Schools. Over 18,700 high schools from 40 states were evaluated using a three-step analysis. Based on these rankings, the top 100 schools were chosen.

Schools were ranked by evaluating student performance on state tests, performance of disadvantaged students, and successful provision of college-level course work. The first two steps of the evaluation process were used to ensure that each school is providing quality education to all students, including disadvantaged students, by looking at reading and math scores on state tests.

The third evaluation measure assessed whether schools prepare students for college by using a College Readiness Index. The CRI uses Advanced Placement participation along with AP test scores as key measures. Mission San Jose scored 71.1 out of a possible 100 on the College Readiness Index.

The ranking is a credit to Principal Stuart Kew, the teachers and students at Mission San Jose High School, as well as the parents and community whose involvement helps create a positive learning environment.

U.S. News & World Report has published the results of their rankings online at www.usnews.com/highschools and has been on newsstands since Monday, Dec.3.

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