Eight high schools in latest rankings of nation’s top schools

April 18, 2016

Eight Northside high schools are ranked among the top schools in the state and country in the latest rankings from The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report.

Six Northside high schools are included in The Washington Post’s list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. More than 2,300 high schools were ranked nationwide.

Ranking State National
Communications Arts High School #37 #129
Health Careers High School #51 #235
Business Careers High School #66 #442
Clark High School #114 #1043
Warren High School #115 #1047
John Jay High School #120 #1192

Three factors are used to determine the rankings- percentage of students whose families qualify for lunch subsidies, index score, and the percentage of graduates who passed at least one college-level test during their high school career, also called equity and excellence.  

The index score is calculated by taking the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. 

For information on the methodology used, click here.

For a full list of the 2016 rankings, click here.

Four Northside high schools are included in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best High Schools rankings.

Ranking State National
Health Careers High School #32 #197
Clark High School #136 #1329
Brandeis High School #143 #1534
Brennan High School #169 #1983

The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.

For information on the methodology used, click here.

For the state rankings, click here. For the national rankings, click here.