Unionville High School gets high marks from The Daily Beast
By John Chambless
There was some good news for Unionville High School last week, when The Daily Beast, an online news site, issued its list of the top high school for 2014.
The list ranked 735 public schools on indicators culled from school surveys. The criteria were ACT/SAT scores, graduation rate, percentage of college-bound seniors, academic rigor, and the number of free or reduced-price lunches served, which is an indicator of poverty in a community. Graduation and college acceptance rates were weighted most heavily in the listing, according to The Daily Beast.
Unionville High School was rated 66th overall on the list, and ranked in the top 100 schools in graduation rates. Unionville was the top school in Pennsylvania on the Daily Beast list. It was also listed in the "Best of the Northeast" list, coming in 17th out of 25 schools in the Northeast United States. Unionville's numbers are:
Graduating: 100 percent;
College-bound: 95 percent;
Free or reduced lunch: 0 percent;
Average SAT score: 1731;
Average ACT score: 25.7;
Students enrolled in AP, IB or AICE courses: 31 percent;
AP/IB tests per student: 0.5 percent;
AB/IB tests pass rate: 92.6 percent.
The Daily Beast story was linked on the district's website on Aug. 27, and on the high school's website, as well as its Facebook page.
"We are extremely proud of this accomplishment and want to thank the students, parents and UHS staff members for their dedication, hard work and commitment to rigorous educational standards," a note on the school's website read.
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