GUHSD Schools Ranked Among Nation's Best by US News & World Report

GUHSD Schools Ranked Among Nation's Best by US News & World Report
May 2012- GUHSD was once again recognized by US News & World Report, as all nine of its schools appeared on the 2012 list of “America’s Best High Schools.” Out of nearly 22,000 high schools nationwide evaluated by US News & World Report, only the top 22 percent qualified for the list by being given a gold, silver, or bronze medal. The nine GUHSD schools recognized are among only 118 out of 509 Arizona high schools to make the national list.

Three GUHSD schools, Sunnyslope, Thunderbird, and Washington, were each given a silver medal, placing them among the top nine percent of all schools in the nation and the top 8 percent in the state. The other six, Apollo, Cortez, Glendale, Greenway, Independence, and Moon Valley, were each given a bronze medal.

The US News & World Report’s rankings are based on a three step process during which a school’s overall performance is compared to the state average, the school’s "least-advantaged" students’ performance is compared to the state average, and the school’s “college readiness index” is computed. To read more about the methodology behind the rankings, please click here.

GUHSD would like to acknowledge the administrators, faculty and staff members, students, and parents who make its high schools some of the best in the nation.

To view the complete list of America's best high schools, please click here.