Green Hope is Top WCPSS High School in Newsweek Rankings

Newsweek recognized Green Hope High for being 206th in the nation in the magazine’s America’s Best Schools national rankings.

The magazine reported that Green Hope had a graduation rate of 93 percent, an average SAT score of 1715 and 97 percent of graduates were college bound. 

Other WCPSS high schools recognized in the national rankings include Panther Creek High at 410, Enloe Magnet High at 421 and Apex High at 447. 

This year the magazine revamped the methodology for its rankings. Newsweek enlisted a panel of experts to measure a school’s success in turning out college-ready  students and now score high schools on six components: graduation rate (25%), college matriculation rate (25%), AP tests taken per graduate (25%), average SAT/ACT scores (10%), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10%), and AP courses offered (5%).

Newsweek sought data from more than 10,000 public high schools across the country to compile its 2011 list of top high schools in America. In order to be considered for the list, each school had to complete a survey requesting specific data from the 2009-10 academic year. In total, the magazine staff assessed more than 1,100 schools to produce its final list of top 500 high schools.

You can read more about the magazine rankings here.