The survey is based on these main principles (from U.S. News): “a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and . . . it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.”
In total, 2527 schools were ranked. Schools 1 through 500 earned a “gold” medal, and schools ranked 501 to 2527 earned a “silver” medal.
Twelve high schools from EEN’s Eastside school districts earned either a gold or silver medal.
The survey also provides an in-state ranking of all gold and silver medal winners. Again from U.S. News: “All high schools nationally ranked gold and silver are numerically ranked in their states based on their position in the national rankings. If the highest-ranked high school in a state is No. 60 nationally, then that school is also ranked No. 1 in that state; if the second highest-ranked school in that same state is No. 1,201 nationally, then that school is ranked No. 2 in that state.”
Here are Eastside High Schools that earned either gold or silver medal designation, along with their state and national rank.
Bellevue School District
International School – gold medal, state rank #1, national rank #26
Bellevue High School – gold medal, state rank #3, national rank #160
Newport High School – gold medal, state rank #4, national rank #174
Interlake High School – gold medal, state rank #6, national rank #209
Sammamish High School – silver medal, state rank #9, national rank #502
Northshore School District
Woodinville High School – silver medal, state rank #5, national rank #671
Inglemoor High School – silver medal, state rank #44, national rank #1665
Bothell High School – silver medal, state Rank #54, national rank 1979
Issaquah School District
Issaquah High School – silver medal, State Rank #18, national rank #775
Skyline High School – silver medal, state rank #37, national rank #1332
Lake Washington School District
International Community School – gold medal, state rank #2, national rank #30
Mercer Island School District
Mercer Island High School – silver medal, state rank #10, national rank #614
To learn more about how U.S. News conducted the survey, read here.