Thursday, May 24, 2012

Carmel High ranked among the best highs schools in the U.S.

Carmel High School was listed among this year’s top public high schools in the United States in separate reports by Newsweek and US News & World Report magazines.

Carmel High ranks 256 by Newsweek and 288 by US News, placing it in the top one percent of all high schools in the country.

“We are proud to be recognized in these two reports," said Superintendent Marvin Biasotti in a statement. "They are a validation of the school’s work in recent years to broaden the college-going culture of Carmel High School, which is driven by our belief that all students deserve the option of a college or university education."

To evaluate the top high schools, Newsweek used the following criteria, according to their web site:

· Four-year, on-time graduation rate (25 percent)

· Percent of 2011 graduates accepted to college (25 percent)

· AB/IB/AICE tests per student (25percent)

· Average SAT and/or ACT score (10 percent)

· Average AP/IB/ AICE exam score (10 percent)

· AP/IB/AICE courses offered per student (5 percent)

US News & World Report used a three-step process to determine the best schools. According to their web site, “The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests 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.”

To access the Newsweek list, click here. To access the U.S. News & World Report list, click here.


  1. The National Center for Education Statistics plans to check data on about 5,000 high schools after faulty information from the federal agency led to erroneous rankings for three high schools on U.S. News & World Report’s yearly “Best High Schools” report. Here's a link to the article:

  2. Well, that's what you get for ignoring your instincts. I had heard the chatter in the education list servers (with my education reporter colleagues all over it) about the glitch on the rankings, but decided to set it aside because Carmel is a very good school, and chance are its top rankings will stay what they are. Thanks for sharing the link in the blog.