May 28, 2013

Windham Hign on its way up by Michelle Libby

Only a few weeks after receiving a C grade from Governor Paul LePage’s office, Windham High School was named as one of Newsweek’s top 2,000 high schools in the country.

Coming in at 1,828, there were only nine schools from Maine that made the list, according to Windham High School principal Chris Howell.

Newsweek partnered with The Daily Beast to determine high schools that do a good job of getting students prepared for college.

How they determined this was by collecting data on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

All public high schools are eligible and 5,000 schools were invited to take part. Students and staff were encouraged to post the news on Facebook, Twitter (#besthighschools) and share in their morning announcements.

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