U.S. News & World Report has named all three Edmond High Schools among the top ten in Oklahoma. The publication’s 2019 Best High Schools rankings, released April 30, includes data on more than 23,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Of the 471 Oklahoma schools included in the report, Edmond Memorial ranked No. 6, Edmond North ranked No. 7, and Edmond Santa Fe ranked No. 9.
Nationally all three Edmond high schools ranked in the top six percent; Edmond Memorial ranked No. 623, Edmond North Ranked No. 646, and Edmond Santa Fe ranked No. 1,320 respectively.
“This recognition is a result of our staff’s dedication, our students’ willingness to put in the hard work, and our community’s unwavering support,” said Superintendent Bret Towne. “We will utilize the relevant data in this report to assist us in better serving our students with the goal of always improving upon our success.”
U.S. News’ says changes in rankings from previous years can be attributed to its revamped ranking methodology. Previously, scores on state assessments determined which schools were rank-eligible, and the rank order of schools was based solely on college readiness. The revised 2019 methodology used six ranking factors, each of which are weighted to produce an overall score that the ranking is based on. The ranking factors included performance on state math and reading proficiency tests; college readiness measured by participation in and performance on college-level coursework using Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate examinations; and graduation rates.
To learn more about the rankings, go to https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/oklahoma