North Logan’s InTech Collegiate High School has been recognized as the top high school in Utah and Logan High School has been recognized as the third best high school in the state. InTech is a charter high school, as is the second highest rated school in Utah (Academy for Math, Engineering & Science in Salt Lake City), making Logan High the top public high school in Utah.
U.S. News and World Report recently released its <a href=”http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/utah” target=”_blank”>list of America’s top high schools</a>. While InTech topped the list of Utah schools, it ranked 652 overall. Logan High, meanwhile, ranked 961 nationally.
Both InTech and Logan High were recognized as Silver Medal Schools, which means they are high-performing schools with lower college readiness.
The magazine teamed up with Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes of Research to determine the rankings. The research organization <a href=”http://www.usnews.com/education/high-schools/articles/2013/04/22/how-us-news-calculated-the-2013-best-high-schools-rankings” target=”_blank”>examined key principles</a> that a high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
The research first examined reading and math results for all students on each state’s high school proficiency tests then factored in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students.
The second step determined whether the school’s least-advantaged students (black, Hispanic and low-income) were performing better than average for similar students in the state. The final step in the ranking process considered college-readiness performance – using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success, depending on which program was largest at the school.
The other top recognized high schools in Utah are Timpanogos High, Mountain View High, Panguitch High, Desert Hills High, Canyon View High, Carbon High and Cedar City High.