Principal Sandy Warnock has announced that Los Alamos High School was on Newsweek magazine’s 2013 America’s Best High School list.
Los Alamos was ranked 780 from a group of the top 2,000 high schools in the nation.
“Once again I am reminded what a wonderful staff and student body we have who work hard to achieve their best,” Warnock said. “It is confirmation that what we do is making a difference in improving student achievement.”
Newsweek lists those high schools that have have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates. The list is based on six components:
college acceptance rate;
AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student;
average SAT/ACT scores average;
AP/IB/AICE scores; and
percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.
“This is outstanding news,” School Board President Jim Hall said. “As a school district and community, we can feel justifiably proud of the education that students receive.”