In a recent Newsweek article “America’s Best High Schools”, two Idaho high schools ranked among the top 500 public high schools in the nation.
Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy ranked No. 276 in the nation this year! Boise High School ranked No. 494 to round out the Top 500.
The nation’s high schools are chosen by Newsweek every year based on how students are challenged with placement college-level tests and courses. A total number of Advanced Placement tests given during the school year are divided by the number of seniors who graduate. The list was based on data gathered from the 2009 school year.
Only 6 percent of all public high schools made the list this year, including six from Idaho.
Here’s a list of all the Idaho schools recognized in the Newsweek article as top high schools:
- Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy: 276
- Boise High School: 494
- Timberline High School: 1,218
- Century High School: 1,456
- Borah High School: 1,464
- Capital High School: 1,493
~ Eva C.