Eagle Valley High School is ranked among the nation’s top 10 percent for the fourth straight year by U.S. News & World Report.
Eagle Valley was ranked 46th of 468 Colorado high schools, and 1,940th among 19,908 high schools nationally.
“Our entire school community is proud to be recognized for the fourth year in a row,” said Greg Doan, Eagle Valley principal. “We appreciate that the U.S. News & World Report distinction seeks to honor schools for their excellence in achievement with all cross sections of the student body.”
U.S. News, American Institutes for Research and the global research firm RTI International collected and analyzed data from almost 21,000 high schools from all 50 states and the District of Columbia; 88 Colorado schools made the rankings.
Those evaluations were based, in part, on state proficiency standards for math and reading, and how well they prepare students for college. That data is weighted by a school’s minority and disadvantaged students.
Of Eagle Valley High School’s more than 800 students, about 54 percent are Hispanic, 43 percent are white, 3 percent are other ethnicities, and 34 percent are on the federally subsidized free and reduced lunch program, which is the benchmark for measuring the percentage of disadvantaged students, who traditionally don’t perform as well on standardized tests, the magazine said.