U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the country’s high schools, which is based on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exam scores, among other academic criteria. (CHHS) did quite well, ranking 51st out of 1,165 schools reviewed in New York State and 372nd out of approximately 21,800 schools reviewed nationally, placing it in the top two percent of ranked schools in the country.
As a result, the school has received Gold Medal status from the magazine. Only 68 schools in the state were award Gold Medal status this year, and just 500 nationally.
“I feel this award it is a tribute to our teachers and guidance department who encourage and support our students and I want to thank our Board of Education, Superintendent, district administration, parents and supportive community who make it possible for us to provide such a strong, well-rounded educational program,” said CHHS Principal Alan Capasso.
Rankings are based on the latest data available to the College Board from the 2009-10 school year. CHHS ranked well above the NYS average in terms of college readiness and proficiency in Math and English. The school has a 58 percent participation rate in AP examinations with 81 percent of students scoring a 3 or higher on their exams. A grade of 3 or higher on an AP exam indicates that the student is achieving at or above college level.
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