by Melissa Martin
Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School has been ranked No. 27 in the annual U.S. News and World Report evaluation of high schools throughout the state of Ohio.
The district has also been named No. 5 in the Greater Cleveland area.
In national rankings, BBHHS is ranked No. 724.
Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation rates and how well the district prepares students for college.
The report, recently published and made public, reviews criteria and creates rankings based upon a set of specific metrics. Those metrics include the fact that 58% of BBHHS students are enrolled in AP courses; passage rates on Advanced Placement exams; and proficiency in stated courses such as mathematics, reading, science and the overall graduation rate.
On the magazine’s scorecard, the district received an overall score of 95.91. It also stipulates that 58% of students took at least AP exam; 45% of students passed at least one AP exam; 76% of students demonstrated mathematics proficiency; 84 % demonstrated reading proficiency; and 88% demonstrated science proficiency. The graduation rate is 95%.
Combined, these metrics create US News and World Report’s evaluation scores in college readiness and breadth of college curriculum, said Superintended Jeffrey Harrison. ∞