The magazine today released its annual rankings, which aim to show parents which schools best prepare students for college-level work. According to the magazine’s website, it uses state-mandated assessments, as well as schools’ education of their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students, in the rankings.
Students’ performance on Advanced Placement tests and in International Baccalaureate programs, where applicable, is also taken into consideration. The magazine looked at more than 21,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia.
Bob Jones was ranked 5th in Alabama and No. 802 in the nation, according to the website. Grissom was ranked 7th in the state and No. 890 in the nation.
Loveless Academic Magnet Program in Montgomery was named the No. 1 public high school in Alabama and 7th in the U.S. It was the only Alabama school to be ranked in the top 300 nationwide.
The No. 2 school in Alabama was Mountain Brook High School, which was ranked No. 378 in the nation.
To see the full list of Alabama rankings, click here.
To learn more about U.S. News & World Report’s annual high school rankings, visitusnews.com/education/best-high-schools.