All three Stamford Public Schools (SPS) high schools recently received recognition by national news organizations for the academic success of their students.
The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) received a Silver Medal Award and was ranked 20th in the “Best Schools in Connecticut,” list by U.S. News and World Report. According to the organization, rankings are based on student performance on state proficiency tests, disadvantaged student performance on those tests, graduation rates and a college readiness index based on AP participation and scores. U.S. News reviewed more than 28,000 public high schools and 48 Connecticut schools made their list. AITE was ranked 1,619 nationally and 216 on the Magnet School list. For more information about the list and how it is determined, go to U.S. News website.
Both Stamford High School and Westhill High School ranked in the top 10 of Connecticut public high schools that made The Washington Post’s list of “America’s Most Challenging Schools.” According to the organization, schools are ranked through an index formula that’s a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. Out of the 2,323 schools that made the list nationally, WHS was ranked 1,133 and SHS was ranked 1,837. For more information about the list and how it is determined, go to The Washington Post website.
“There are many organizations that rank and rate schools in the state and the country based on a variety of criteria,” said Assistant Superintendent—Secondary Michael Fernandes. “We are proud that based on the academic rigor and student success criteria used by U.S. News and The Washington Post, our high schools and students stand out among those across the state and the nation.”