For the third year in a row, Goshen High School has earned a silver placing on the U.S. News & World Report’s list of the best high schools, this year, ranking as the 29th best high school in the state of Indiana.
The U.S. News and World Report analysis of Goshen High School highlights its International Baccalaureate program and GHS’ IB participation rate of 24 percent. College readiness through programs like IB is a major component of U.S. News & World Report’s study of high schools.
U.S. News & World Report ranks high schools by looking at schools’ reading and math scores on state standardized tests and comparing those with how students in that state are statistically expected to perform, also factoring in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students and if those students perform better than statistically expected. Schools scoring high enough in that part of the process then go on to step two where U.S. News & World Report looks to see if the school’s least-advantaged students (black, Hispanic and low income) are performing better than the state average for those groups of students. Schools performing well enough there are then judged on college readiness performance, either through success with Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate.
Schools doing well through all three steps are assigned a gold, silver or bronze award and then sorted into national and state rankings.
This year, GHS ranked 29th out of the 370 Indiana high schools on the U.S. News & World Report list. GHS ranked 1,765 in the nation out of 19,400 high schools, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Goshen High School has continually ranked well on the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools rankings. In 2012, GHS was named the 12th best high school in Indiana.