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  • Friday, November 30, 2007

     

    VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOL among 22 Orange County Schools on the U.S. News and World Report list of America’s Best High Schools


    VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOL among 22 Orange County Schools on the U.S. News and World Report list of America’s Best High Schools

    Orange Unified’s Villa Park High School was one of 22 Orange County schools that made the U.S. News and World Report magazines Best High School list for 2008. Villa Park H.S. was honored in the second tier “Silver Medal” category. Second to the “Gold Medal” category, the Silver Medal is:

    “all other schools with a college-readiness index of at least 20, but that are not in the top 100 nationally “

    Two Orange County Schools placed in the top 100 Gold Medal category; Oxford Academy in Cypress placed 4th in the top 100 schools; University High School in Irvine placed 76th in the top 100 schools. U.S. News and World Reports writes that the rankings are developed by:

    “analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 18,000 public high schools to find the very best across the country. These top schools were placed into gold, silver, or bronze medal categories”

    The magazine and its partners looked at over 18,700 schools. However not every state was included. The following disclaimer was published with the list:

    “Why Some States (and D.C.) Weren't Included
    Alabama, Alaska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Washington, D.C., were not included in the 2008 America's Best High Schools analysis because they did not make their 2005-2006 school-year state test data available. Mississippi, Montana, and Nebraska were excluded because they provided insufficient 2005-2006 assessment data to complete the analysis.”


    To see The Ranking Formula CLICK ON:
    SCHOOL RANKING FORMULA

    For Information on VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOLS RANKING
    VILLA PARK HS

    The following is a list of Orange County high schools making the magazines list:

    GOLD Top 100 Schools
    Top 100 schools nationally based on College Readiness Index

    Oxford Academy #4 Cypress, CA

    University High #76 Irvine, CA

    Silver (alphabetically)
    all other schools with a college-readiness index of at least 20, but that are not in the top 100 nationally

    Bolsa Grande High
    Orange County, Garden Grove, CA

    Brea-Olinda High
    Orange County, Brea, CA

    Corona Del Mar High
    Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

    Cypress High
    Orange County, Cypress, CA

    Dana Hills High
    Orange County, Dana Point, CA

    Esperanza High
    Orange County, Anaheim, CA

    Foothill High
    Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

    Fountain Valley High
    Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

    Garden Grove High
    Orange County, Garden Grove, CA

    Irvine High
    Orange County, Irvine, CA

    La Quinta High
    Orange County, Westminster, CA

    Los Alamitos High
    Orange County, Los Alamitos, CA

    Los Amigos High
    Orange County, Fountain Valley, CA

    Middle College High
    Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

    Newport Harbor High
    Orange County, Newport Beach, CA

    Northwood High
    Orange County, Irvine, CA

    Orange County High School Of The Arts
    Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

    Troy High
    Orange County, Fullerton, CA

    VILLA PARK HIGH SCHOOL
    Villa Park, CA

    Bronze (alphabetically)
    "either do not offer AP, or do not achieve a college readiness index of at least 20, but successfully meet other two key performance indicator criteria"

    Alternative Education-San Joaquin High
    Orange County, Irvine, CA

    Santiago High
    Orange County, Garden Grove, CA

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