CAMS, Poly Rank Among Best in U.S.
California Academy of Math and Science was selected as one of the top 100 high schools in the country in the upcoming issue of U.S. News and World Report.
CAMS is one of three schools featured on the U.S. News website with a three-minute video and 12-item photo gallery, showcasing the school robotics team, the “Nerd Herd,” that has successfully performed in university-level competitions.
Polytechnic High School also made the prestigious national ranking as a Silver Medalist, placing among the top 604 schools in the country.
The 2009 U.S. News &?World Report America’s Best High Schools methodology was developed by School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education data research business run by Standard & Poor’s. Its annual ranking is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all its students well, and must produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
A high school is recognized as a top school if it:
• Achieves proficiency rates on state tests for their least advantaged student groups that exceed state averages, and
• Prepares its students for college, as measured by student participation and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.