Fort Plain Junior-Senior High School earned a Silver Medal ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 annual ranking of U.S. high schools. The report ranks Fort Plain as 169th out of 1263 New York high schools (top 13 percent) and 1,921st out of 20,548 U.S. high schools (top 9 percent).
Each year, the publication looks at data from high schools around the country to determine which schools are doing the best job of preparing students for their futures. Specifically, it focuses on four measures:
- How well all students score on math and English language arts assessments.
- How well traditionally underserved students (minorities and low-income) perform on math and science assessments.
- Graduation rates.
- Percentage of students taking high-rigor Advanced Placement (or International Baccalaureate) exams and pass rate.
This is the third consecutive year Fort Plain earned a medal ranking. The school earned silver in 2016 and bronze in 2017.