Two VPS high schools ranked among best in nation

U.S. News & World Report recently placed Vancouver School of Arts and Academics and Skyview High School among the best public high schools in the nation as part of its annual ranking.

VSAA was named 11th in the state and 620th in the nation. Skyview came in at 52nd in the state and 1,925th in the nation. Both schools earned silver medals, signifying college-readiness index scores at or above 19.42, based on Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.

Nationwide, 500 high schools received gold medals; 2,027 received silver medals; and 3,990 received bronze.To determine the nation’s best schools, U.S. News evaluated more than 29,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to AP or IB test data, schools were ranked on overall student performance on state-required tests and math and reading proficiency rates for disadvantaged students.

This is Skyview’s first ranking by U.S. News. VSAA has consistently appeared on the list in recent years, coming in 10th in the state and 357th in the nation in 2013. That year, VSAA also received a gold medal.