LAHS Makes ‘Newsweek’ List of Top High Schools

LAPS News:

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:

  • graduation rate;

  • 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.”

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