Grandview and Eisenhower high schools were awarded bronze medal status in the U.S. News & World Report’s latest annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools.
Of the 28,813 public high schools across the country, only 5,948 received medal status for the last school year. Bronze medal status signifies that the two local schools performed in the top 10 percent in Washington’s accountability test scores for reading and math, outperformed the state’s averages in reading and maintained at least an 80 percent graduation rate.
To receive gold or silver medal status, a school must also achieve a high level of preparing students for college, as measured from a “college readiness index.”
In Washington state, 88 schools received medal status. Of those 88, Grandview was ranked number 52, followed by Eisenhower at number 53.