Sunday, December 2, 2007

Several local schools are ahead of the class...

Several local schools were listed in a ranking of the best public high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Hats off to the parents, students, administrators and especially teachers that made this possible.

While many schools in the North Hills provide a great education, only a handful of districts made the list including Hampton and North Allegheny. This may serve as a bargaining chip as Hampton teachers negotiate their new contract.

From the Post-Gazette:

The top rating goes to 100 numerically ranked "gold" high schools, only two of which are in Pennsylvania: Julia R. Masterman in Philadelphia and Conestoga Senior High in Berwyn, Chester County.

No. 1 in the country was Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Va., a magnet school for science and technology.

Another 405, which are unranked, are considered "silver," including Allderdice, Hampton, Mt. Lebanon, North Allegheny and Upper St. Clair.

From U.S. News & World Report:

The 100 schools that did the best in this analysis earned gold medals. The next 405 schools were awarded silver medals, and an additional 1,086 schools earned bronze.

Like any good photograph, the details of the data gathered for this project reveal a number of fascinating stories. Most notable is the variety among the schools that have earned the highest honor.

This is fantastic that a few local schools have made this ranking. While some may have hoped for more local schools on the list, this Tattler thinks it is a good start for showcasing the talent in the North Hills.

Working to keep you posted...

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