Three Cherokee County School District high schools have been named to lists of top-ranking schools in the U.S. published by Newsweek and the Washington Post.
Sequoyah High School was named to the “America’s Best High Schools 2012” List published by Newsweek and The Daily Beast and ranked at No. 993 in the U.S.
Schools are ranked based on factors including: graduation rate; percent of 2011 graduates accepted to college; Advanced Placement (AP) tests per student; average SAT and/or ACT score; average AP exam score; and AP courses offered per student.
Sequoyah HS has been named to the list every year since 2004.
Sequoyah HS, Etowah High School and Woodstock High School were named to The High School Challenge list by the Washington Post. Sequoyah HS is ranked at No. 78 in the U.S.; Woodstock HS at No. 81; and Etowah HS at 103.
Schools are ranked based on factors including the percentage of graduating seniors who take AP tests.
Woodstock HS, as previously announced, also was named to the 2012 “Best High Schools” list published by U.S. News & World Report and ranked at No. 1,372.
Sequoyah HS is led by Principal Elliott Berman; Woodstock HS is led by Principal Bill Sebring; and Etowah HS is led by Principal Keith Ball.
For more information about the list, please see the websites at: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2012/americas-best-high-schools.html and http://apps.washingtonpost.com/local/highschoolchallenge/