Circleville High School named to U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings for 2020



For the second consecutive year, Circleville High School has been named to the U.S. News Best High Schools Rankings.

The rankings are compiled annually covering data from more than 24,000 public high schools across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.

At the state level, Circleville High School came in at 266/902 scored schools in the rankings (Top 30%) and 7,003/17,792 (Top 40%) in the country. For Circleville High Schools complete U.S. News Report Card click the link here for your review.

At its core, the rankings are comprised using a methodology from the North Carolina-based-RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm. The model measures six key components as a part of its rankings and are as follows:

  • College readiness (30% of the ranking): The percentage of 12th graders  who took at least one AP or IB exam during high school and the percentage of 12th graders who passed at least one AP or IB exam in high school. Passing is weighted three times more than taking.
  • College curriculum breadth (10%): The percentage of 12th graders who took a wide variety of AP and IB courses across the multiple disciplines and the percentage of 12th graders who passed them. Passing is weighted three times more than taking.
  • Reading and math proficiency (20%): Measures how well students scored on state assessments that measure proficiency in reading and mathematics. Passing these assessments can be required for graduation. Examples of assessments include Smarter Balanced in California and STAAR in Texas.
  • Reading and math performance (20%): The difference between how students performed on state assessments and what U.S. News predicted based on a school’s student body. U.S. News’ modeling across all 50 states and the District of Columbia indicates that the proportions of students who receive subsidized school lunch, are black and are Hispanic, are highly predictive of a school’s reading and math scores.
  • Underserved student performance (10%): How well the student population receiving subsidized school lunch, and black and Hispanic populations perform on state assessments relative to statewide performance among students not in those subgroups.
  • Graduation rate (10%): For the 2020 rankings, the graduation rate corresponds to the 2018 graduation cohort who would have entered ninth grade in the 2014-15 school year. The high school graduation rates were collected directly from each state along with the math and reading assessment data. (source

2020-06-09 14_41_23-WindowCircleville High School offers a robust, student-centered selection of offerings to prepare students for a career in the workforce, the military, college and beyond. Through building relationships with our students and families, our 9th-12th grade students build an academic road map that is dynamic in design with an emphasis on literacy, digital literacy and Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM), and career development.

In developing students for the careers of tomorrow, Circleville High School is home to 36 College Credit Plus offerings, a national award winning robotics program, drone club, with plans to formally launch an Esports team in 2021. Additionally, courses in SportsMed Technologies, Woods and Construction Methods, Broadcasting (Tiger TV), and a wealth of art and music offerings firmly plant Circleville High School as a school of opportunity for 2020 and beyond.

For more information on Circleville High School and K-12 offerings, visit our district Quality Profile page at the link (here).

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