Corvallis High School and Crescent Valley High School each earned a silver medal in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best High School Rankings awards. The rankings include a review of 28,496 U.S. public high schools. Just 78 Oregon schools made the rankings, with both Corvallis high schools in the top 25 in the state. We are happy to have our high schools recognized and we are proud of the many ways that our staff are working to close the opportunity gap in our determined efforts to help every student graduate.
These annual rankings use a methodology based on some key principles. A great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who will eventually attend college. It must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. Performance on the math and reading components of state proficiency tests and graduation rates are key benchmarks. Additionally, the number of students preparing for college level work as measured by participation and success in advanced placement tests is what sets medal winners apart from other high schools in the country.
Congratulations to CHS and CVHS students and staff for this recognition!