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U.S. News & World Report Names Homewood High a Best High School in Alabama
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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April 25, 2017 - Congratulations to Homewood High School for being ranked the second best high school in Alabama by the U.S. News & World Report rankings of best high schools in the country.

The U.S. News rankings included data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Homewood’s national ranking was 476 and received a gold medal based on the school’s performance on state assessments and how well the school prepares students for college.  Homewood was one of two schools in the state to receive a gold medal.

To produce the 2017 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News & World Report teamed with North Carolina-based RTI International, a global nonprofit social science research firm.  RTI implemented the U.S. News comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on these key principles: that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

The national rankings are conducted through a four-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first three steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests and their graduation rates as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the three steps, a fourth step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.

To read more about the best Alabama high school list, click here.