Steamboat Springs High School earns high rating from national magazine

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— Steamboat Springs High School has extended its streak of being named one of the best high schools in Colorado.

U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the campus as the 20th best high school in the state based on the academic performance of its students.

Last year, the magazine ranked the school the 23rd best in Colorado.

The survey ranked 458 high school campuses in Colorado based on their students' participation rate and performance on Advanced Placement exams as well as reading, writing and math proficiency on standardized tests.

“This is yet another indication of the outstanding job our teachers, parents, staff, and students do on a daily basis to provide an outstanding education to our community,” Curriculum Director Marty Lamansky said in a statement announcing the recognition. “We look forward to continuing to strive towards higher and higher levels of academic excellence in all of our schools throughout the district.”

Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette topped the magazine's rankings in Colorado.

Soroco High School and Hayden High School did not score high enough to earn a ranking.

Nationally, Steamboat Springs High School was ranked in the top 3 percent of all high schools.

The full rankings can be viewed at www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.

To reach Scott Franz, call 970-871-4210 or email scottfranz@SteamboatToday.com

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