Newsweek has released its best high schools list for 2012. Out of the best 1,000 public high schools in the nation, the ones that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads, both Heritage and Loudoun County high schools have made the list.
"We're always pleased when our schools are named among the best in the nation," said Loudoun County Public School's Information Officer Wayde Byard. "While this is a subjective measure, it does reflect the hard work are students and staff put into their academics."
Home of the Pride, ranked 656. It has a graduation percentage of 94 with 91 percent of its students headed to college. The average SAT score is 1581 while the ACT comes in at 23.1.
ranked 751 out of 1,000. It has a graduation percentage of 95 with 85 percent of its students college bound. The average SAT score is 1594 while the ACT comes in at 23.8.
Each school's rank was based on six components provided by school administrators: graduation rate (25 percent), college matriculation rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and AP courses offered per student (5 percent).
To see the full list visit Newsweek online.