QUALITY EDUCATION: Two charter schools ranked nationally as top performing high schools.
By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org
Traditional public high schools aren’t the only nationally ranked schools these days. Two charter high schools were ranked in the top 100 schools in the country for 2015 by education web site Niche.com.
Granada Hills Charter High School in Granada Hills, Calif. was ranked tenth while Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology in Lawrenceville, Georgia was ranked eleventh.
Granada Hills Charter High School is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles and offers its 4,135 students opportunities to take college preparatory courses in areas ranging from STEM courses to the arts and media to history. About 38 percent of the students it serves are from low-income families and it has a graduation rate of 92 percent.
Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology is a charter school that focuses on teaching technology, science and math skills. It has 695 students and serves 29 percent of low income families. Its graduation rate is 95 percent and 95 percent of its students are proficient in reading and math.
The majority of the top rated schools are located in California, New Jersey, Illinois, and New York.
Go here to see the full list and to see the ranking of schools in each state.