Everyone, everywhere deserves a good education. Money should not be the determining factor as to whether or not a student receives a good education. Unfortunately, the fact is that schools located in high poverty areas often perform far worse than schools located in areas of affluence. With this said, however, there are exceptions, meaning there are many schools across the country who are performing very well, even in areas of poverty.
Where the top 10 best high schools are located
Getting into a good school is important to every student, but particularly important to low-income students who often have no choice. Newsweek recently published a list of the top 500 best high schools for low-income students.
Here are the top 10 schools that appeared on that list. Placement was based on graduation rates, state exams, and how well they prepared their students for college. These schools were recognized for beating the odds and performing better than expected, statistically, for their poverty level.
- Emma Lazarus High School in New York, NY
- Albert Einstein Academy for Letters, Arts and Science in Santa Clarita, California
- Dr. T.J. Owens Gilroy Early College Academy in Gilroy, California
- California Academy of Mathematics and Science in Carson, California
- Early College High School at Carver in Atlanta, Georgia
- Gateway Early College High School in Phoenix, Arizona
- Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois
- Dekalb School of the Arts in Avondale Estates, Georgia
- Queens High School for the Sciences at York College in Jamaica, New York
- Bayside High School in Bayside, New York
According to the company who did the research, Westat Corporation, these are the public high schools in the U.S. that do the best job of preparing students for college and overcoming obstacles from socioeconomic inequality.
To see the complete list of all 500 schools, visit www.newsweek.com/methodology-newsweeks-top-high-school-rankings-268773