U.S. News released the 2015 Best High Schools rankings today. Qualifying Schools with the highest College Readiness Index values were numerically ranked. The ranking algorithm was not based solely on academic achievement of students. In addition to testing scores, data regarding socioeconomic and subgroup demographics were factored into the ranking methodology.
1) Math & English EOCTs – The students must perform better than the state average on state proficiency tests. Specifically, schools had to meet a performance threshold of one-half of one standard deviation above the state average.
2) Minority and Low-income performance – The school’s various groups labeled disadvantaged had to perform better than the state average for that group.
College Readiness Index
The College Readiness Index is calculated by the number of 12th grade students that passed at least one AP or IB test by the end of their senior year, divided by the total number of 12th grade students. 100 is a perfect score.
Below are DeKalb public high schools ranked by College Readiness.
(Out of 3)
(Out of 4)
|1||DeKalb Early College Academy||N/A||3||3.6|
|2||Dekalb School Of The Arts||78.2||2.9||3.9|
|3||Chamblee Charter HS||59.6||2.8||3.5|
|6||Arabia Mountain HS||35.3||2.5||3.4|
|7||Druid Hills HS||31.4||2.6||3.1|
|8||Southwest DeKalb HS||26.1||2.4||3.1|
|10||Cross Keys HS||24||2.6||2.9|
|12||MLK Jr. HS||16.6||2.3||3|
|14||Stone Mountain HS||12.9||2.4||2.9|
|15||Cedar Grove HS||12.8||2.5||2.9|
|19||Miller Grove HS||9.1||2.5||3|
|22||Elizabeth Andrews HS||1.2||2.2||2.7|
|23||Dekalb Alternative School||N/A||2.1||2.4|