The rigorous college preparatory curriculum at Buffalo’s City Honors School has landed it at the head of the class in a Newsweek magazine ranking of the country’s top high schools.
Newsweek’s 2006 list of “America’s Best High Schools” ranks City Honors No. 4 on its list of the nation’s 1,000 top schools. The high school rankings are the cover story of the publication’s current issueOe
City Honors outscored all other high schools in New York State and is ranked far ahead of any other Western New York high school. Youngstown’s Lewiston-Porter High School, at No. 280, was the second-highest-rated local school on the list. Clarence was third among Western New York schools at No. 418.
And hereis a bit about Newsweekis methodology:
With our Best High Schools list, NEWSWEEK recognizes schools that do the best job of preparing average students for college. By dividing the number of AP and IB tests taken at a school by the number of graduating seniors, we can measure how committed the school is to helping kids take college-level courses. We think kids at those schools have an edge, no matter their economic background.