Posted May 14, 2012
Last week, Shaker High School was
named one of the top high schools in the nation.
Shaker High School has once again been honored
by US News & World Report as one of the top high schools in
America in their annual report released last week.
Overall Shaker High School was ranked 927 out of
21,776 nationally, and 123 out of 1,165 within New York state. That
puts Shaker High School in the top 10 percent of all New York state
high schools, and in the top four percent of high schools in the
Only 370 of the 1,165 New York state high
schools were selected to be included in the overall list. Shaker
High School’s ranking this year places it in the top third of those
“I want to thank every individual in our high
school for the support and effort they put into their position each
day,” Shaker High School principal Richard Murphy said. “This
accolade is a reflection of our mission to meet the education needs
of each student.”
To produce this list, U.S. News
partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for
Research (AIR), which implemented U.S. News's rankings methodology.
To determine the Best High Schools national rankings, schools were
first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in
each school performed on state assessments.
High schools that made it through this analysis
were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college
readiness. U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare
students for college-level work by analyzing student success in
Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB)
programs, both of which include college-level courses. U.S. News
awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the