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NATIONAL Recognition for Our Schools!!

posted Apr 21, 2016, 12:42 PM by Mark Slusher

Two Campbell County High Schools receive national recognition. 

The U.S. News and World Reports recently published its annual list of America’s Best High Schools. We are proud to announce that two Campbell County Schools have made that list: Altavista High School and William Campbell High School. 

This year the U.S. News and World Reports reviewed 19,908 public schools in the United States.  Based on this review, schools may be awarded a gold, silver, or bronze recognition.  Gold Medals are awarded to schools ranked from No. 1 to 500.  Silver Medals are then awarded to schools ranked from No. 501 to 2,673.  Finally, a bronze medal is awarded to an additional 3,545 high schools.

Altavista High School received a Silver Medal based on its National Ranking of #2592 as well as a State of Virginia Ranking of #53.  William Campbell High School was awarded a Bronze Medal and also received national recognition. 

In order to determine rankings:  “U.S. News used a comprehensive methodology, which is based on these key principles: that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.”  For the full explanation of how the ranking were determined go here:  Rankings Explained.

Once again, Congratulations to Altavista and William Campbell for their continued excellence.  Keep up the great work!

To access the full rankings, please visit: U.S. News and World Reports Best High Schools