December 20, 2014

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Avon Lake High among top schools in Ohio

AVON LAKE — Avon Lake High School is among the top high schools in the state, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and the American Institutes for Research.

Avon Lake High School was ranked 21st among the state’s public schools, while Avon High School ranked No. 79. Other local schools on the list were Bay Village at No. 20, Westlake at No. 29 and Olmsted Falls at No. 68.

American Institutes for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world, used a rankings methodology to examine measurable academic outcomes of the student body. Schools were examined for reading and math results on proficiency tests, while factoring in economically disadvantaged students, to identity schools that were performing better than statistical expectations.

The ranking system also took into account minority students who were performing better than the state’s average, as well as college-readiness performance — using advanced placement or international baccalaureate test data, according to U.S. News’ website.

The analysis included 31,242 public high schools from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Nationally, Avon Lake High School was ranked No. 484.

In Avon Lake, 97 percent of the district’s 1,205 students had proficient math and reading results. Of 65 percent of students who took the AP exams, 42 percent of the study body passed those tests.

Information on schools’ rankings is available at www.usnews.com.

Contact Chelsea Miller at 329-7123 or cmiller@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @ChelseaMillerCT.