Most students think their high school is the best in the world. What other school could offer as good as friends, as talented a basketball team, or as tasty a cafeteria selection?
Well, although your school may in fact have these things, Newsweek does not even consider them when it picks the best high schools in the country every year.
Newsweek selects the best high schools each year, based on the challenges teachers set for students in the form of advanced placement college-level courses and tests. In 2010, only six percent of public schools in the country – around 1,600 schools, total – made this prestigious list. This is up from 1,300 schools in 2008 but down from 1,750 in 2009.
So, enough with the suspense: Did your high school make the list?
Here are the 2010 best 10 high schools in the nation:
1. Talented and Gifted, Dallas, TX
2. Jefferson County IBS, Irondale, AL
3. Stanton College Prep, Jacksonville, FL
4. Science/Engineering Magnet, Dallas, TX
5. Corbett, Corbett, OR
6. BASIS Charter, Tucson, AZ
7. Signature School, Evansville, IN
8. Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Jacksonville, FL
9. Suncoast Community, Riviera Beach, FL
10. City Honors, Buffalo, NY