Regional Schools in the Rankings Lewisburg Area HS#15 State College Area HS#26 Selinsgrove Area HS#29 Hughesville HS#37 Bloomsburg Area HS#39 Loyalsock Township HS#41 Loyalsock Township HS Montgomery Area HS#42
MethodologyMethodology for Ranking 21,776 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia were analyzed Three-step process determined the Best High Schools – First two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on PSSA – For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.
MethodologyMethodology for Ranking AP or IB participation rate = number of 12th-grade students in the 2009-2010 academic year who took and passed (AP score of 3 or higher) at least one of the tests before or during their senior year, divided by the number of 12th graders at that school. College readiness index = quality-adjusted participation rate was weighted 75 % in calculation, and the AP participation rate was weighted 25 %. The test that was taken by the most students at a particular school to calculate school's college readiness index.
MethodologyMethodology for Ranking Only schools that had values at or above 16.3 in their college readiness index met the criteria for gold and silver medal selection. In total, U.S. News nationally ranked the 4,877 highest-scoring schools as gold, silver, or bronze. Loyalsock’s position in the numerical rankings is what awarded us a silver medal
LTHS’s state ranking of #41 places us in the top 5% of all Pennsylvania HSs LTHS’s national ranking of #1643 places us in the top 7% among all HSs in the country
Why do we enjoy this recognition once again? We have EXPECTED success, and it has paid dividends Continued focus on student achievement on PSSAs with help from everyone – Will continue as we assess using Keystone Exams Continued focus on the whole child – where Lyco CTC, art/music, special education/gifted services, and ‘open enrollment’ in AP coursework is encouraged and celebrated! School board’s support of payment for AP courses is a HUGE motivator for all students who take AP We support our teachers’ professional development in preparing to design great instruction for our kids (AP coursework and other) We stay on the cutting edge with respect to best practices
How do we plan to celebrate and recognize our stakeholders? Providing a much deserved ‘Spring Fest’ for all of our kids on June 1 coupled with 2 other dedications A gift for every student in our school who has been a part of the success – hopefully to be given out to each student on June 1 A special celebration for all of our HS faculty and staff on the excellent work they do with kids every day – Their efforts are contagious and will only grow more such accolades in the near future