Posted: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Berea High Ranks among America’s Top Schools for Low-Income Students
Berea High School earned a national rank of 387 out of 500 high schools in Newsweek’s Beating the Odds ranking of schools that factors students’ socio-economic background into its success rate. Schools were ranked on how well they prepare their students for college.
“It is an honor for the efforts of our students, teachers, and school community to be recognized by a prestigious publication such as Newsweek,” said Berea High Principal Mike Noel. “This is yet another example that hard work does indeed pay off.”
Newsweek sought to recognize schools that beat the odds, performing better than statistically expected for their level of poverty. The magazine used a College Readiness Score based on six indicators: enrollment rate (25%); graduation rate (20%); weighted AP/IB composite (17.5%); weighted SAT/ACT composite (17.5%); holding power (change in student enrollment between ninth and 12th grades) (10%); and counselor-to-student ratio (10%).