From Lincoln County Schools
Waldport and Newport High Schools were named in the recent ‘best high schools’ ranking by U.S. News and World Report. Both schools attained a ‘bronze’ level ranking. In Oregon, 114 schools made the ranking, with three gold medals, 25 silver and 86 bronze.
The methodology used is based on the thought that a great high school must serve all students well, not just those who are college bound. Also, the selected schools must be able to produce measureable academic outcomes to show they are successfully educating their respective student body across a broad range of performance indicators. The three-step process is based on students’ performance on state math and reading tests, how disadvantaged students are performing compared to others in the state, and which schools produced the best college-level achievement for the highest number of students.
This is the first time Newport High has received the ranking, while Waldport High has been rated at the bronze level several times and at silver once.
“Our congratulations to Waldport and Newport High Schools. We are pleased that a respected organization like U.S. News & World Report recognizes the great work happening in our schools. We look forward to getting even better in the future,” said Director of Secondary Education Eric Clendenin.