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51st among 873

Grandview lands on 'U.S. News' list of country's top high schools

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Grandview Heights High School has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a nationally ranked school as part of its Best High Schools report for 2012.

The magazine measured school excellence in 2012 based on student performance on state exams and college readiness.

Grandview was ranked 51st among 873 Ohio high schools and 1,183rd among the nearly 22,000 U.S. public high school that were reviewed.

The high school earned a silver-medal award from the publication, Principal Dawn Sayre said.

"It's very exciting for us to have earned this honor," Sayre said. "It's a testimony to the hard work our staff puts in and our students' dedication to their studies, even with all their school activities."

Parents also deserve credit for promoting the importance of education in their homes and supporting the school, she said.

U.S. News determined a school's medal designation based on a college readiness index score. The index takes into account exam participation rates and percentages of students passing at least one exam.

The high school was given a college readiness index score of 28.2. Only schools with index scores at or above 16.3 earned gold or silver medals. The 16.3 minimum was used because that is the median of the index scores among all high schools with AP or International Baccalaureate test-takers.

Thirty percent of Grandview High School students participated in Advanced Placement exams and 93 percent passed at least one of the exams.

Sayre, Superintendent Ed O'Reilly and other district representatives were scheduled to attend the Ohio School Board Association's spring conference Tuesday, March 19, where the high school was to be recognized for its achievement.

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