May 8, 2012

U.S. News ranks two SABIS schools among the Nation's Best High Schools, both earning Bronze medals

Two SABIS charter high schools earn a Bronze ranking in the U.S. News Ranking of the Nation's Best High Schools in 2012

Two SABIS charter schools, the International Academy of Flint, in Flint, Michigan, and the SABIS International Charter School, of Springfield, Massachusetts, both earned a Bronze ranking in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report's edition of the Nation's Best High Schools.  The 2012 edition includes data on nearly 22,000 public schools, 500 of which received gold medals.  U.S. News awarded more than 4,850 gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools.

In the U.S. News Best High Schools 2012 rankings, Michigan has 6 schools with gold medals, 49 with silver medals, and 149 with bronze medals. There are 826 high schools currently operating in Michigan. The bronze medal earned by the International Academy of Flint places it the top 25% of the state's high schools.

Among Michigan's 78 charter high schools, 1 earned gold and 10 received a bronze ranking, thus placing the International Academy of Flint as one of Michigan's top tier charter high schools. Click here to view the full ranking of Michigan's charter high schools.

The International Academy of Flint was founded in 1999 and currently enrolls 1,180 students in grades K-12, 80% of which are minority and 82% are economically disadvantaged.

Massachusetts has 351 operating high schools. Among the many Massachusetts schools in the 2012 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools, 27 were awarded gold medals, 37 earned silver medals, and 23 received bronze medals. Many of Massachusetts's Best High Schools are located in the Boston area. SABIS International's bronze medal places it in the top 25% of the state's high schools. Among the 31 charter high schools in Massachusetts, 2 earned gold, 2 silver and 9 a bronze ranking. Click here to view the full ranking of Massachusetts charter high schools.

SABIS International, founded in 1995, is the largest charter school in Massachusetts with 1,574 in grades K-12, 66% of which are minority and 46% are economically disadvantaged.

U.S. News calculation of student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP®/IB exams), SABIS International outperforms the State of Massachusetts in English (96% proficient) and Math (95% proficient). Click here for additional test score information.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations SABIS and staff and students of the two schools.