The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 20,500 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze based upon their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. U.S. News looks at how well students exceeded the assessment expectations in their states and how well underserved students performed in relation to the state average. High schools were excluded if their graduation rates were below 80%. For schools passing the first three steps, a College Readiness Index Score based upon credit earned through Advanced Placement (AP) exams was assigned as the fourth criteria.
Cameron R-I High School was nationally recognized by the U.S. News rankings as they were awarded a Bronze Award in 2018! Cameron High School has an AP participation rate of only 11%, with a pass rate of 31%. AP is a huge part of the U.S. News rankings. Conversely, most Cameron High School graduates participate in the high school’s extensive dual credit program where approximately 74.2% of earned college credit while in high school in 2017. Last school year, 96.5% of Cameron R-I graduates were either enrolled in a post-secondary education program, the military, and/or working in a career technical program in which they received training at Cameron High School or at the Grand River Technical School in Chillicothe.
Congratulation goes out to all students, faculty, staff, and administration! This is something to be proud of!