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Murrieta high schools rank among best in nation, state

Friday, May 16th, 2014
Issue 20, Volume 18.

MURRIETA – U.S. News released the fifth edition of the Best High Schools rankings, and Murrieta Valley, Vista Murrieta and Murrieta Mesa High School were all named Silver Medal winners.

The 2014 rankings include data on nearly 19,400 public high schools from 50 states and the District of Columbia including school-specific data on enrollment, ethnicity, location, school type and results of state assessment proficiency tests and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

Murrieta Valley’s national ranking is 1191 and they ranked 260 in California. Vista Murrieta’s national ranking is 1294 and they ranked 277 in California. Murrieta Mesa’s national ranking is 1,397 and 307 in California.

U.S. News’ rankings methodology is based on a three-step process. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For Advertisement
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those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work. The top performing high schools (gold and silver distinctions) are schools that met all three criteria.

Only schools that had values at or above 18.17 in their CRI scored high enough to meet the criteria for gold and silver medal selection. To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.

District Superintendent Pat Kelley said, "We are proud of the world class education provided by our all of high schools. It is exciting to see our young people being prepared for college and careers with highly rigorous advanced placement and dual enrollment courses, the International Baccalaureate program, award-winning extra-curricular activities programs and competitive athletics!"



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