U.S. Information & World Report’s 2021 Greatest Excessive Colleges rankings had been printed this week, and Habersham Central is among the many colleges acknowledged. Public colleges that rank within the prime 40% nationally primarily based on efficiency on state assessments, commencement charges, and the way effectively college students are ready for faculty are acknowledged within the rankings.
In response to the rankings, Habersham Central is within the High 35% of all excessive colleges within the nation.
U.S. Information reviewed practically 24,000 public excessive colleges in all 50 states and the District of Columbia for the 2018-19 college yr. Of these, it ranked 17,857 colleges and positioned Habersham Central at #6,317. HCHS acquired an general rating of 64.2 out of 100 primarily based on the publication’s methodology.
HCHS is #141 out of 426 ranked excessive colleges in Georgia.
Based mostly on knowledge supplied within the report, HCHS college students scored above the state common in each studying and arithmetic proficiency, and 30% of HCHS college students participated in Superior Placement coursework.
Superintendent Matthew Cooper says it’s the primary time he’s conscious that Habersham Central has made the U.S. Information Greatest Excessive Colleges record. The achievement accompanies a report commencement price and report SAT scores in 2020. All proof, Cooper says, that Central is changing into “probably the greatest excessive colleges in Northeast Georgia, our state, and now the nation.”
“As superintendent, I need to congratulate the academics, leaders, college students, and workers at Habersham Central for this exceptional accomplishment,” says Cooper.
HCHS Principal Jonathan Stribling calls the U.S. Information and World Report rating “tangible proof of the distinctive educating, studying, and constructive local weather that exist for our college.”
“This recognition is well-deserved and affirms the exhausting work that the scholars, academics, and directors do every day,” says Habersham County Director of Secondary Colleges, Pam Dalton. “Habersham Central is a top-tier college and is among the many better of the perfect!”
Thomas Jefferson Excessive College for Science and Expertise in Alexandria, Virginia, ranks #1 within the nation. Gwinnett College of Arithmetic, Science, and Expertise in Lawrenceville is rated the perfect highschool in Georgia.
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