Delano High School has been named one of “America’s Best High Schools” by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. The 2013 ranking highlights the best 2000 high schools in the nation — those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates.
“Over the past few years, we have challenged our students by encouraging enrollment in our advanced courses, while increasing the number of advanced classes we offer,” said Matt Schoen, superintendent of Delano Public Schools. “At the same time, our teachers continue to strengthen their skills in teaching as well as test data interpretation. The teaching staff at Delano Public Schools set goals annually to help students improve their test scores, which in turn will help prepare them for college and a future career.”
These goals are set according to the International College and Career Readiness rating based on the American College Test (ACT). The combination of advanced courses, strengthened teaching skills and student goal setting is validated by being one of the top high schools in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report, as well as Newsweek, compiled its “Best of High School” by analyzing similar criteria: student’s performance on state proficiency tests, number of advanced classes taken, performance in advanced classes, graduation rate, and percentage of college bound students.