Fairfax High School received the highest award today from US News and World Report, earning a gold medal and ranking 11th in the state of Virginia.
The Best High School Rankings are produced by US News in conjunction with the American Institute for Research, one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Researching over 21,000 public high schools across the country, the study includes school-specific data such as state assessment proficiency tests and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. Using some of this data and a comprehensive methodology, the schools were given a college readiness index score, with the top scoring 4,805 schools receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal, and a numerical ranking.
Fairfax High School received a gold ranking and was listed as the 11th best school in the state and the 212st best school in the nation. FHS offers 28 Advanced Placement (AP) courses, six world languages, internship opportunities, on-site vocational training and a full range of fine and performance arts courses. Over 90 percent of FHS graduates continue their education at two and four-year colleges and universities.
For more about FHS and the US News Rankings, please go to the US News website.