Wooster is #1

Washington Post: Wooster High School Is #2 Among Nevada Public Schools!

Earl Wooster High School in Reno is ranked second among Nevada public high schools whose students take and pass college-level tests, according to a study conducted by the Washington Post. The study measured the number of college-level tests given to graduates, the percentage of graduates who passed at least one of those tests during their high school career, and the percentage of students whose families qualify for meal subsidies at the school.

In compiling the annual study, the staff at the Washington Post calculates the number of Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Cambridge tests given at a school each year and divides that number by the number of seniors who graduate that year. Public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.00—meaning they had as many test-takers as they had graduates—were placed on the national list.

“As principal, I am thankful that we’ve received this honor for the second consecutive year,” said Leah Keuscher, principal of Wooster High School. “I’m so proud of my students and staff at Wooster. We do everything possible to ensure access to IB/AP classes for all kids. We administer approximately 1,800 IB and AP exams each year at Wooster High School, build our master schedule to provide every opportunity for students, hire and train our teachers, and then support our students both in the classroom and after school. We provide after-school tutoring, intersessions, summer school, and Saturday academies to ensure they’re even more successful.”

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