Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Four NW Arkansas Schools Make List of Top High Schools in Country

There are approximately 20,000 to 25,000 public high schools in America. I have to use the word ‘approximately’ because no matter which source I referenced I found no current, accurate statistics. Oh well, most folks don’t like statistics anyway. The point is, there are a lot of high schools.

Newsweek and The Daily Beast have recently published their annual list of best high schools in the country; that is to say, the best schools in preparing students to enter college. Their goal was to find the top 2,000 schools. To accomplish that, they analyzed data submitted by 2,500 schools. (All public high schools were eligible to submit data.)

The good news is that Arkansas has twelve high schools ranked in the top 2,000. Northwest Arkansas has four schools in the elite group:

#      83 Haas Hall Academy, Fayetteville
#    799 Fayetteville High School
#    915 Bentonville High School
# 1,757 Pea Ridge High School

I feel it is important to note that all four schools are open enrollment, not selective as is the case with some other schools listed in the top 2,000. The highest ranking Arkansas school was the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in Hot Springs, at number 13.

Here is the complete list of top ranking high schools in the US.