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Mount Si is Named a 2020 Best High School by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report has named Mount Si High School on its 2020 Best High Schools list -- a national report that recognizes college preparedness and high performing public schools. Mount Si High School has been ranked in the top 6% of high schools in Washington State this year, placing 41st among 698 public schools reviewed. Nationally, Mount Si High School ranked in the top 9% of public high schools by U.S. News. MSHS was listed 2,073rd out of 24,121 schools reviewed, in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


“Way to go Wildcats! Once again, you are proving to be one of the best schools in the country. I want to commend our teachers and students for the hard work and dedication it takes to get recognition like this. It is always good to know that the Snoqualmie Valley continues to shine, offering students the excellent education they deserve,” said Mount Si High School Principal John Belcher.


Schools were ranked, based on 2017-18 school year data from state and federal sources related to student performance on assessments and how well they prepare students for college. Six indicators of school quality used to calculate the rankings include: College Readiness, Math and Reading Proficiency, Math and Reading Performance, Underserved Student Performance, College Curriculum Breadth and Graduation Rate. In conjunction with the RTI International, a global research firm, U.S. News collects data from official third-party sources that include the College Board, International Baccalaureate, each state (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction), and the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data. For more information on the 2020 Best High Schools list, visit the U.S. News & World Report website.


Newsweek’s Top 5,000 STEM Schools List Includes Mount Si High School

Earlier this year, Mount Si High School was named on Newsweek’s list of top STEM high schools in the nation. In order to recognize America’s Best High Schools in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, Newsweek partnered with to rank the top 5,000. They found schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students. Learn more here.


“For years we’ve had a strong focus on STEM education. It is great to see recognition for the community effort that supports our programs and offers students a broad range of experiences,” added Belcher. “We are grateful for the support of this community, and cannot do it without their help. Thanks for sending us the best students on the planet!”