Nine Idaho schools make U.S. News and World Report list

U.S. News and World Report has weighed in with its 2016 high school rankings — and this time, Boise’s Timberline High School topped the Idaho list.

Timberline ranked No. 969 in the nation, out of more than 21,000 schools that were ranked. Here’s the rundown of the other eight Idaho schools that made the list, and their national ranking:.

  • Wood River High School, Hailey (1,169).
  • Renaissance High School, Meridian (1,211).
  • McCall-Donnelly High School, McCall (1,489).
  • Century High School, Pocatello (1,588).
  • Capital Senior High School, Boise (1,871).
  • Sandpoint High School (2,286).
  • Lewiston Senior High School (2,454).
  • Twin Falls Senior High School (2,540).

The U.S. News and World Report rankings are based on four metrics: math and reading scores on statewide proficiency tests; test scores for Latino, black and low-income students; graduation rates; and college-readiness, as measured by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test results.

There is a little bit of overlap between the U.S. News and World Report list and a Washington Post ranking of the nation’s most challenging high schools, also released in April. Timberline, Century and Capital made both lists.

More reading, from Coeur d’Alene Press: U.S. News and World Report rankings baffle Panhandle school leaders.

Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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