Kendall, Medina again listed among top high schools by U.S. News

Photo by Tom Rivers: Kendall Junior/Senior High School has earned a Silver Award as a high-performing high school in the latest ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 May 2018 at 11:18 am

U.S. News and World Report on Wednesday published its list of top high schools in the state and nation and Kendall and Medina again are on the list as Silver Medal winners.

The news publication weighs data on student achievement from 22,000 high schools in the country. Kendall has been at the top of the list in Orleans County in recent years, but the latest report shows Medina edging ahead of Kendall.

Medina ranked as the 197th top high school in New York and 2,297th in the country. Kendall was ranked 205th in New York and 2,455th nationally, which puts them near the top 10 percent.

The other high schools in Orleans weren’t on the list of top performers.

The U.S. News’ Best High Schools List is compiled by first analyzing how well students performed on qualifying high school state assessments such as Regents Exams in Algebra 1 and ELA.

The high schools identified as over performing were then ranked nationally in terms of college readiness, using participation and success in the Advanced Placement program. U.S. News then awarded more than 6,040 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools.

Some highlights from each high school in Orleans include:

• Albion (unranked)

597 students and 40 teachers

75 proficient in mathematics, 92 percent proficient in reading

88 percent graduation rate

College Readiness Index – 20.1

AP tested, 29 percent

AP passed 61 percent

48 percent economically disadvantaged (eligible for free or reduced-price lunch)

• Holley (unranked)

519 students and 48 teachers

68 percent mathematics proficiency, 81 percent reading

53 percent economically disadvantaged

• Kendall (Silver Award)

317 students and 29 teachers

81 percent mathematics proficiency, 91 percent reading proficiency

College Readiness Index – 24.3

37 percent AP tested, 54 percent pass AP

47 percent economically disadvantaged

• Lyndonville (unranked)

309 students and 29 teachers

62 percent mathematics proficiency, 91 percent reading proficiency

College Readiness Index – 34.4

51 percent AP tested and 57 percent passing

44 percent economically disadvantaged

• Medina (Silver Award)

631 students and 52 teachers

91 percent proficiency for both math and reading

College Readiness Index – 26.2.

41 percent tested for AP and 51 percent passing

48 percent are economically disadvantaged

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