Bloomington High Schools Top U.S. News & World Report Of Best High Schools In Indiana

(UNDATED) – The U.S. News & World Report released their rankings for the Best High Schools in Indiana for 2020.

Bloomington High School South and North, ranked #14 and #32 respectively, have once again made the top 50 Best High Schools in Indiana.

Bloomington High School South is ranked 14th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Bloomington High School South is 53%. The total minority enrollment is 17%, and 24% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bloomington High School South is 1 of 4 high schools in the Monroe County Community School Corporation.

Bloomington High School North is ranked 32nd within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Bloomington High School North is 53%. The total minority enrollment is 24%, and 30% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bloomington High School North is 1 of 4 high schools in the Monroe County Community School Corporation.

West Washington Jr-Sr High School is ranked 33rd within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at West Washington Jr-Sr High School is 79%. The total minority enrollment is 5%, and 47% of students are economically disadvantaged. West Washington Jr-Sr High School is the only high school in the West Washington School Corporation.

Columbus North High School is ranked 39th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Columbus North High School is 49%. The total minority enrollment is 28%, and 32% of students are economically disadvantaged. Columbus North High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the the Bartholomew County School Corporation.

Shakamak Jr-Sr High School in Jasonville is ranked 40th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Shakamak Jr-Sr High School is 35%. The total minority enrollment is 3%, and 50% of students are economically disadvantaged. Shakamak Jr-Sr High School is the only high school in the M S D Shakamak Schools.

Loogootee Jr/Sr High School is ranked 45th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. TThe AP® participation rate at Loogootee Jr/Sr High School is 32%. The total minority enrollment is 5%, and 38% of students are economically disadvantaged. Loogootee Jr/Sr High School is the only high school in the Loogootee Community School Corporation.

Paoli Jr and Sr High School is ranked 60th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Paoli Jr and Sr High School is 34%. The total minority enrollment is 5%, and 52% of students are economically disadvantaged. Paoli Jr and Sr High School is the only high school in the Paoli Community School Corporation.

The Acad of Sci and Entrepreneurship is ranked 61st within Indiana. The total minority enrollment is 19%, and 37% of students are economically disadvantaged. The total minority enrollment is 19%, and 37% of students are economically disadvantaged. The Acad of Sci and Entrepreneurship is 1 of 4 high schools in the Monroe County Community School Corporation.

Edgewood High School is ranked 63rd within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Edgewood High School is 50%. The total minority enrollment is 9%, and 35% of students are economically disadvantaged. Edgewood High School is the only high school in the Richland-Bean Blossom C S C.

Linton-Stockton High School is ranked 72nd within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Linton-Stockton High School is 27%. The total minority enrollment is 3%, and 41% of students are economically disadvantaged. Linton-Stockton High School is the only high school in the Linton-Stockton School Corporation.

Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School is ranked 107th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School is 28%. The total minority enrollment is 5%, and 38% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School is the only high school in the Bloomfield School District.

Eastern Greene High School is ranked 108th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Eastern Greene High School is 43%. The total minority enrollment is 5%, and 41% of students are economically disadvantaged. Eastern Greene High School is the only high school in the Eastern Greene Schools.

Barr Reeve Middle/High School is ranked 111st within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Barr Reeve Middle/High School is 19%. The total minority enrollment is 3%, and 28% of students are economically disadvantaged. Barr Reeve Middle/High School is the only high school in the Barr-Reeve Com Schools Inc.

Brownstown Central High School is ranked 128th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams.  The AP® participation rate at Brownstown Central High School is 41%. The total minority enrollment is 3%, and 32% of students are economically disadvantaged. Brownstown Central High School is the only high school in the Brownstown Cnt Com Sch Corp.

White River Valley Jr/Sr High School is ranked 141st within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. he AP® participation rate at White River Valley Jr/Sr High School is 30%. The total minority enrollment is 5%, and 45% of students are economically disadvantaged. White River Valley Jr/Sr High School is the only high school in the White River Valley School District

Columbus East High School is ranked 151st within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Columbus East High School is 34%. The total minority enrollment is 16%, and 34% of students are economically disadvantaged. Columbus East High School is 1 of 2 high schools in the Bartholomew County School Corporation.

Orleans Jr-Sr High School is ranked 154th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Orleans Jr-Sr High School is 8%. The total minority enrollment is 1%, and 48% of students are economically disadvantaged. Orleans Jr-Sr High School is the only high school in the Orleans Community Schools.

Brown County High School is ranked 162nd within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Brown County High School is 44%. The total minority enrollment is 7%, and 42% of students are economically disadvantaged. Brown County High School is the only high school in the Brown County School Corporation.

Washington High School is ranked 184th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Washington High School is 40%. The total minority enrollment is 24%, and 61% of students are economically disadvantaged. Washington High School is the only high school in the Washington Community Schools.

Mitchell High School is ranked 185th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Mitchell High School is 35%. The total minority enrollment is 4%, and 46% of students are economically disadvantaged. Mitchell High School is the only high school in the Mitchell Community Schools.

Bedford North Lawrence High School is ranked 235th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Bedford North Lawrence High School is 31%. The total minority enrollment is 7%, and 40% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bedford North Lawrence High School is the only high school in the North Lawrence Community Schools.

Salem High School is ranked 249th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Salem High School is 26%. The total minority enrollment is 3%, and 51% of students are economically disadvantaged. Salem High School is the only high school in the Salem Community Schools.

Springs Valley Comm High School is ranked 270th within Indiana. The total minority enrollment is 15%, and 49% of students are economically disadvantaged. The total minority enrollment is 15%, and 49% of students are economically disadvantaged. Springs Valley Comm High School is the only high school in the Springs Valley Community School Corporation.

Seymour Senior High School is ranked 275th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Seymour Senior High School is 31%. The total minority enrollment is 26%, and 46% of students are economically disadvantaged. Seymour Senior High School is the only high school in the Seymour Community Schools.

Bloomington Graduation School is ranked 318-387th within Indiana. The total minority enrollment is 22%, and 73% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bloomington Graduation School is 1 of. The total minority enrollment is 22%, and 73% of students are economically disadvantaged. Bloomington Graduation School is 1 of 4 high schools in the Monroe County Com Sch Corp.

Medora Jr and Sr High School is ranked 318-387th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Medora Jr and Sr High School is 14%. The total minority enrollment is 1%, and 76% of students are economically disadvantaged. Medora Jr and Sr High School is the only high school in the Medora Community School Corp.

Shoals Comm Jr-Sr High School is ranked 318-387th within Indiana. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® coursework and exams. The AP® participation rate at Shoals Comm Jr-Sr High School is 15%. The total minority enrollment is 3%, and 59% of students are economically disadvantaged. Shoals Comm Jr-Sr High School is the only high school in the Shoals Community School Corp.

To determine which schools were the best, U.S. News created a scorecard that graded each school on number of students who took at least one AP exam, number of students who passed at least one AP exam, mathematics proficiency, reading proficiency and graduation rate. The schools are then assigned an overall rating. 

U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools are ranked using the following methodology:

College Readiness 30%
The proportions of 12th graders who took and passed at least one AP or 18 exam. Passing is worth three times more than just taking.

Math and Reading Proficiency 20%
Aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation

Math and Reading Performance 20%
How aggregated scores on state assessments compare to U.S. News’s expectations given the proportions of students who are black, Hispanic and from low-income households.

Underserved Student Performance 10%
Scores on state assessments aggregated just among students who are black, Hispanic and from low-income households. These scores are compared to what is typical in the state for nonundeserved students, with parity or higher being the goal.

College Curriculum Breadth 10%
The proportions of 12th graders who took and passed AP and IB exams in multiple areas. More exams are valued more than fewer exams up to a maximum of four. Passing an exam is worth three times more than taking.

Graduation Rate 10%
The proportion of entering 9th graders who graduated four academic years later.

The top Indiana school this year was Signature School in Evansville with an overall rating of 99.94 and a 100% graduation rate. Signature School also snagged the No. 10 spot in the list of best schools in the nation.

“Signature School offers Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses, and its students consistently outscore state and national averages on college entrance exams,” officials said in an overview. “In addition to AP and IB courses, students can choose from electives such as piano lab. All Signature School students are expected to complete a minimum number of community service hours.”

Rounding out the top five were Zionsville Community High School with a 98.59 score and a 97% graduation rate; West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School with a 98.57 score and 98% graduation rate; Carmel High School with a 98.23 score and a 98% graduation rate; and Herron High School in Indianapolis with a 97.96 score and a 96% graduation rate.

Here are the top schools:

2019 Best High Schools National Rankings – Top 10

1. Academic Magnet High School (South Carolina) 
2. Maine School of Science and Mathematics
3. BASIS Scottsdale (Arizona)
4. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
5. Central Magnet School (Tennessee)
6. Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (Georgia)
7. Haas Hall Academy (Arkansas)
8. International Academy of Macomb (Michigan)
9. Payton College Preparatory High School (Illinois)
10. Signature School (Indiana)

2019 Best STEM High Schools – Top 5

1. High Technology High School (New Jersey)
2. BASIS Scottsdale (Arizona)
3. BASIS Peoria (Arizona)
4. Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Virginia)
5. The Early College at Guilford (North Carolina)

2019 Best Charter High Schools – Top 5

1. BASIS Scottsdale (Arizona)
2. Haas Hall Academy (Arkansas)
3. Signature School (Indiana)
4. BASIS Chandler (Arizona)
5. BASIS Peoria (Arizona)

See the list for magnet schools and complete rankings on usnews.com.

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