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January 18, 2008
2 R.I. schools make the grade on Newsweek list
PROVIDENCE -- Classical High School has made Newsweek magazine's latest ranking of the nation's top public schools, placing 952 out of the 1,351 schools that made the magazine's cut, Schools Supt. Donnie Evans said in a news release today.
“We are excited to announce yet another nationally recognized accomplishment by Classical High School,” Evans said in the statement. “I applaud and thank the teachers, the school administrators, and especially the students and their families at Classical who have worked very hard to build and maintain Classical’s outstanding performance and national reputation.”
Public schools are ranked according to a ratio where the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests taken by all students in the school in 2006 is divided by the number of graduating seniors.
Classical was one of two schools on the list from Rhode Island.
The Newsweek list, available online, shows the other Rhode Island school in the list: East Greenwich High School, which the magazine ranked 1,138th.
In the prior year's list, the two swapped spots: Classical was ranked 1,146th and East Greenwich placed 659th.
-- projo.com staff writer Michael P. McKinney
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