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4-25-24 laconia high school honored

Rosendale – Laconia High School was recently named in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools in the Nation report, finishing among the top 40% of schools in the Nation once again.  Principal Diane Raue stated, “We continue to be thankful for the hard work and dedication that we see everyday from our staff and students as well as the support we receive from our families. Making education a priority in their lives is what makes our students successful.”  U.S. News evaluated approximately 25,000 U.S. public high schools across the country using school-specific data on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, free and reduced-price lunch, location, school type and state assessment results. The analysis also focuses on participation in and performance on challenging college-level coursework.
A breakdown of each category and percent of the ranking are as follows:
● College readiness, based on the proportion of 12th grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam (30% of ranking).
● State assessment proficiency, based on aggregated scores on state assessments that students may be required to pass for graduation (20%).
● State assessment performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school’s proportion of underserved students (20%).
● Underserved student performance, based on how Black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state (10%).
● College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas (10%).
● Graduation rate, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2018-2019 and graduated four years later (10%).
Laconia High School, part of the Rosendale-Brandon School District, serves 323 students and continues its reputation as a district of choice with approximately 21% of its student population attending through open enrollment.