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Wallis Annenberg High School earned Gold Medal Award by U.S. News & World Report

Posted on June 27, 2013 by TasmLA

about-the-us-news-education-rankings-methodologiesWallis Annenberg High School earned a Gold Medal Award, is ranked 93rd among all high schools within California, and is also ranked in the top 500 high schools in the United States as calculated by U.S. News & World Report. More than 21,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia were evaluated for this study, released in April 2013.

To produce the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Among schools that performed well on state exit exams, U.S. News awarded them gold, silver, and bronze medals based on their students’ mastery of college-level material (College Readiness Index).

AIR implemented U.S. News’s comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

At WAHS, students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at WAHS is 52 percent. The student body makeup is 53 percent male and 47 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 100 percent. WAHS is 1 of 210 high schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Read the original news article in its entirety here: WAHS ranked #93 in CA by U.S. News & World Report.