Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sacramento Schools that Make the Grade

U.S. New just came out with their latest rankings of High Schools.....our 4 county area schools that placed are listed below.

Silver
Oak Ridge, High El Dorado County, El Dorado Hills, CA
Ponderosa High, El Dorado County, Shingle Springs, CA
Rocklin High, Placer County, Rocklin, CA
West Campus, Sacramento County, Sacramento, CA
Davis Senior High, Yolo County, Davis, CA
Folsom High, Sacramento County, Folsom, CA

Bronze
Galt High, Sacramento County, Galt, CA
Natomas Charter #19, Sacramento County, Sacramento, CA
County Special Education, Sacramento County, Mather, CA

I don't know much about Granite Bay, but from what I have heard, I was surprised they didn't show up in the rankings. A methodology issue perhaps?

As discussed earlier many of the best schools are in the least affordable areas.

1 comment:

Sippn said...

Its after 2 am and I found my 16 year old working on a paper.. .

Reading their methodology, I'm surprised. There has to be a certain minimum percentage of low income/disadvantaged at the school that doesn't get left behind. A unique way to rank schools that you might not find anywhere else.

(another ranking system, test scores, places the "A" states, Alabama and Arkansas, at the top, but wait, the "A" states only tested college bound seniors, the rest of us tested all seniors!)

Does anybody factor in the drop out rate?