WVHS Ranked in Top 500 High Schools
Westview High School (WVHS) was ranked number 97 out of 500 on Newsweek’s “America’s Top High Schools” list for this year. The high school rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college. WVHS was given a college readiness score of 84.7, was shown as having a graduation rate of 99.2 percent, and 94.8 percent of students headed to college. The college readiness score was based on a weighted index of six indicators including college enrollment rate, graduation rate, weighted AP/IB/Dual Enrollment composite, weighted SAT or ACT composite, student retention rate, and counselor-to-student ratio. Newsweek also created an additional ranking list to identify schools that do an excellent job of preparing their students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage, titled “Beating the Odds.” For more information on these two lists, incuding a more in-depth explanation of the methodology behind the rankings visit www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2015.