WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- US News & World Report has listed Mount Greylock Regional High School among those earning a "silver medal" in a national survey of "college readiness" of its students, judging it to be among the 500 best -- or top 3% -- of the nation's 18,000 high schools.
Supt. William Travis passed along the news in an email to parents and faculty late today. He said, "It is with great pleasure that I pass along information contained in today's on-line US News & World Report."
The online edition of the national magazine engaged a private evaluation firm to rate the nation's high schools on a variety of criteria with weightings based on things like enrollment size, minority enrollment, level of poverty, disadvantaged students to give different schools a fair shake. And it look at things like advanced-placement course participation rates, and a "college-readiness index."
The Mount Greylock report can be found at: http://www.usnews.com/listings/high-schools/massachusetts/mt_greylock_regional_high
Travis continued: "This is a real recognition of all the support provided by parents, the member communities, the staff and faculty of Mount Greylock. Thanks to all for the consistent support.
The report states: "U.S. News & World Report -- in collaboration with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education and data researchand analysis business that provides parents with education data on schoolmatters.com -- analyzed academic andenrollment data from more than 18,000 public high schools to find the very best across the country. These top schools were placed into gold, silver, or bronze medal categories."
The magazine's criteria for "medals":
Gold Medal -- Top 100 schools nationally based on College Readiness Index
Silver Medal -- All other schools with a college-readiness index of at least 20, but that are not in the top 100 nationally. MGRH's "readiness rank" was 49.
Bronze Medal -- Either do not offer AP, or do not achieve a college readiness index of at least 20, but successfully meet other two key performance indicator criteria.
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