Alexandria, VA – Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2020 Best High Schools list. TJ came in first for National Rankings and third for Best STEM High Schools. It is also listed as the best high school in Virginia. For the full list, click HERE.
U.S. News & World Report stands as the worldwide authority on rankings and consumer advice. The publication examined more than 17,000 schools across the country. Their chief objective was to determine which schools best served students.
The methodology used to compile the list focused on six key factors: college readiness; reading and math proficiency; reading and math performance; underserved student performance; college curriculum breadth; and graduation rates. It should be noted that college readiness measures participation and performance on AP and IB exams.
“The Best High Schools rankings provide the most comprehensive, data-based information on nearly every public high school in the country,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “Families can use this information to see how their local schools compare on graduation rates and state assessments, as well as academic performance by students who are traditionally underserved – those who are black, Hispanic or from low-income households.”
The list is only available through U.S. News & World Report. The publication collaborated with RTI International, a global research firm, to determine methodology.