BY: Citizens Count
How are NH's high schools measuring up against the rest of the nation? A recent US News and World Report analysis ranked states based on the performance of their high school students. Rankings were based on whether a school's students were seen to be performing better than statistically expected, and also took into account advanced placement and International Baccalaureate test data. Both traditional public schools and charter and magnet schools were included in the study. No NH schools were awarded Gold medals, but a high percentage of Silver award-winning schools still saw the Granite State secure a ranking of 11th in the nation. Two other New England states were ranked higher: Massachusetts coming in 4th in the nation and Maine ranking 8th.