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Mahwah High School Named Among Nation's Best: US News

Mahwah High School Named Among Nation's Best: US News

Mahwah is home to one of the best high schools in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.  The publication ranked Mahwah High School at No. 37 among schools in New Jersey, No. 104 among schools in the New York Metro area, and No. 888 in the nation.

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https://patch.com/new-jersey/mahwah/mahwah-high-school-named-among-nations-best-u-s-news

 

https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/new-jersey/districts/mahwah-township-public-schools/mahwah-high-12628

 

The ranking methodology draws from data for the 2017-2018 school year, using both state and federal datasets. In addition, the College Board and International Baccalaureate provided data on their respective college-prep programs, Advanced Placement and IB. These are the six indicators of school quality used to calculate the rankings:

  • College readiness, based on the proportions of 12th grade students who took and passed AP and/or IB exams.
  • College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th grade students who took and passed AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas.
  • Math and reading proficiency, based on student performance on state-required tests.
  • Math and reading performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school's proportion of underserved students.
  • Underserved student performance, based on how black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state.
  • Graduation rates, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2013-2014 and graduated four years later.

The highest-ranked schools are those whose students excelled on state tests and performed beyond expectations; participated in and passed a variety of college-level exams; and graduated in high proportions. U.S. News assigned numerical ranks to schools performing in the top 75%.