Paly #84, Gunn #67
Original post made by Parent, Palo Alto High School, on Jan 16, 2012
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Gold Level High Schools
#36 Mission San Jose
#70 Monta Vista
Best Math & Science
Paly Voice article: Web Link
"We looked at more than 21,000 public high schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The following are the 100 schools that performed the best in our three-step Best High Schools ranking analysis.
A three-step process determined the best high schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all their students well, using state proficiency standards as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
This third step measured which schools produced the best college-level achievement for the highest percentages of their students. This was done by computing a "college readiness index" based on the school's AP or IB participation rate and how well the students did on those tests.