By Mary O’KEEFE
Crescenta Valley High School has been given a gold ranking from the 2014 Best High Schools US News report.
The magazine teamed up with the D.C.-based organization American Institutes for Research to evaluate the schools across the nation in three phases, according to the US News report.
Two steps “looked at the overall student performance on state-mandated assessments as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. We then used participation in and performance on AP and IB exams to evaluate how well schools prepared students for college-level course work,” according to the US News website.
In all the national rankings found, 500 high schools earned gold medals, 1,519 earned silver and 2,688 earned bronze.
Both CVHS and La Cañada high schools received a gold ranking and Clark Magnet and Hoover high schools received a silver ranking.
California fared well in the report with about 22% of the state eligible schools receiving gold and silver medals. California also distinguished itself with a total of 105 gold medals, more than any other state.