Friday, April 25, 2014
7 N.W. Arkansas High Schools in Top Twenty for All Arkansas
It’s always a pleasure to relate the accolades heaped upon various aspects of life in NW Arkansas. This time I’m writing about high-ranking public high schools.
U. S. News & World Report joined forces with American Institutes for Research to evaluate 31,242 U. S. public high schools.
HaasHall Academy, a charter school located in Fayetteville, earned first place in all of Arkansas according to the list published April 21, 2014. In addition, U. S. News placed the academy at a very impressive #137 in the entire country.
Six other NW Arkansas high schools placed in the Arkansas top twenty: Bentonville H.S. #3; both Rogers high schools (Rogers and Heritage) at #4 and #5 respectively; Pea Ridge H.S. #6; Lincoln H.S. #14; and Siloam Springs H.S. #16. Eureka Springs also made the list at #10. I was a little puzzled, however, as to why Fayetteville was not ranked, since its numbers were similar to Bentonville and Rogers (schools of similar size).
In any case, congratulations to students, teachers and administrators alike. We do have excellent educational opportunities for students in NW Arkansas, another factor to make it a great place to live. Way to go!
For more information as to how the rankings were determined, click here.