Only schools that included grades three through five were considered for this list. Moreover, we focused on the scores and achievements of only the third, fourth, and fifth grades. When looking at state assessment scores, all state-administered tests were considered in a school’s overall average for grades three through five.
Group instrument lessons are offered to fourth graders who present one formal concert at the end of the year. Teachers schedule other informal performances as the students progress.
The 2018 Best High Schools rankings awards the top 5,948 public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their level of college readiness.
Charter schools are public schools that operate under charters, tend to have limited enrollment and usually accept students through an application process.
Magnet schools may attract the most talented students in a region via an application process, often involving test scores and grade-point averages.
U.S. News looked at the top 500 public high schools to identify the best in science, technology, engineering and math education.
if your high school is nationally ranked, display a U.S. News Best High Schools badge on your school’s website.