Wednesday, June 10, 2009

3 Metro schools make 'Newsweek' list

June 10, 2009 Two Metro high schools have been named to Newsweek magazine's Top 30 U.S. High Schools. Hume-Fogg Magnet ranked 28 while Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet took the 29th spot. This is the fourth consecutive year both schools have been recognized by Newsweek's annual report, which evaluates and ranks the nation's top 1,500 high schools. Last year MLK and Hume-Fogg were ranked 23rd and 24th respectively. Hillsboro High ranked 677, dropping from number 390 last year. Metro was the only district in Tennessee to have schools in the top 100 on the list. According to Newsweek, the ratings were developed by Washington Post education reporter Jay Mathews and are based on the number of Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) or Cambridge tests taken by all students in a particular school, divided by the number of graduating seniors at that school. All schools on the list are in the top 5 percent of public schools measured. For more information about the rankings, or to view the complete list, visit

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