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Local Schools Make US News and World Report Top 100 in Virginia

Local Schools Make US News and World Report Top 100 in Virginia

May 9, 2017

U.S. News and World Report has recognized both Henry County high schools as national bronze-level schools.

The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings identify the country’s top-performing public high schools in an effort to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work.

U.S. News recognized Bassett High School as a Bronze School and ranked BHS #71 in Virginia. Bassett has an 88 percent graduation rate and a college readiness index of 14.9.

There is a 31 percent participation rate in Advanced Placement courses and exams at Bassett High School, with 30 percent of those students passing the exams. Students at BHS showed 83 percent mathematics proficiency and 87 percent English proficiency.

Bassett High School has a 14:1 student-teacher ratio.

Magna Vista High School is recognized by U.S. News as a Bronze School and is ranked #76 in Virginia. Magna Vista has an 89 percent graduation rate and a college readiness index of 13.5.

There is a 36 percent participation rate in Advanced Placement courses and exams at Magna Vista High School with 17 percent of those students passing the exams. Students at MVHS showed 79 percent mathematics proficiency and 92 percent English proficiency.

Magna Vista High School has a 15:1 student-teacher ratio.

“The needs of our students are ever-evolving and our teachers work to provide high quality instruction so that all of our students graduate college, career and citizenship ready. We are very proud to be recognized again this year for the efforts our staff members make in preparing students for the future,” said Dr. Jared Cotton, division superintendent.

Of the 339 high schools in Virginia, there are 64 Bronze, 39 Silver and 15 Gold honorees in 2017.




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