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Mount Si among "2013 Best High Schools"

US News and World Report ranked Mount Si High School among the highest performing schools in our nation in its 2013 Best High Schools report. The school earned a national and state ranking, and was awarded a Silver Medal, in the publication's annual review recognizes top performing public high schools based on math, reading and college readiness.

According to the recent report, Mount Si High School placed 38th out of 587 high schools in Washington State.

In the national comparison, Mount Si High School ranked 1349th out of 21,035 public high schools.

Mount Si High School also received a Silver Medal by U.S. News and World Report. According to the report, 2% of high schools earned gold medals (10 in Washington), 7% earned silver medals (45 in WA), 13% earned bronze medals (67 in WA), and 78% of schools in the nation did not qualify for this honor.

For details on Mount Si High School in the 2013 Best High School list, click here.

To see how other Washington State schools compared in this year's ranking, click here.

To produce the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR implemented U.S. News's comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

They used a three-step process to determine the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.