Friday, December 05, 2008

The Schools

I don't know much about the Philadelphia public school system aside from the vague knowledge that some of the schools in the system are really awful, and a few are pretty good, and whether you get to go to a good one depends mostly on geography when you're younger and depends on achievement when you're older. There are some charter schools in there too which mess that up a bit.

At least one school made US News & World Report happy, which is notable even though all right thinking people such rankings should be ignored.

They're number 66!

Philadelphia's prestigious Masterman High again made the list of top American high schools, as ranked by U.S. News and World Reports. The magazine looked at state test scores, paying special attention to scores of minority- and low-income students. It also counted college readiness, as judged by Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data.