Shorecrest High School has been awarded a silver medal for U.S. News and World Report's 2012 ranking of the Best High Schools.
Shorecrest is ranked 24th in Washington by U.S. News out of more than 600 high schools in the state, and 904th in America out of more than 22,000 high schools. Shorecrest will receive silver medal status for its academic achievement. U.S. News awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top-performing schools.
U.S. News partnered with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), which implemented U.S. News's rankings methodology. To determine the Best High Schools national rankings, schools were first analyzed at the state level in terms of how well students in each school performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of low-income and minority students who tend to score lower on tests.
High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college readiness. U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) which include college-level courses. Shorecrest offers 14 AP and five honors courses to students, and participation in these classes has grown by one-third in the past five years. Last year Shorecrest students passed 75 percent of their rigorous AP exams.
Source: U.S. News, Shoreline School District