Bellevue school ranks in top 10

May 12, 2013 by  

A report has recently been released by US News which places the International School at Bellevue at number nine on its list of best high schools.

The US News & World Report is based on the data collected from over 21,000 high schools from the District of Columbia and 49 US states. In addition to the success of Bellevue’s International School, three other schools also ranked in the top 10 schools in the state of Washington.

The rankings are based on school proficiency, the performance of students taking state mandated assessments, and education of those students from a disadvantaged or minority background. To calculate how much effort is given by schools when preparing students for college level work, the performance on International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement exams is studied. To aid the comparison of school performance across the U.S. as well as in the state, schools were ranked within states in addition to nationally.

Nationally, gold medals were awarded to 500 schools, 1,790 silver medals were presented, and 2,515 schools were presented with a bronze medal. The International School scored maximum points for college readiness, as 100% of 12th grade students took and passed Advanced Placement exams.

The schools will be able to use this achievement to demonstrate to parents and guardians how successful they have been. Local brochure printers may be asked to produce revised materials which include the recent results from the report.

The report was produced by US News, together with the American Institutes for Research, based in Washington.