Jamestown High School ranked 24th in the state

Jamestown High School was ranked the 24th best high school in Virginia by U.S. News and World Report.

The ranking was part of U.S. News and World Report’s annual review of the nation’s high schools. The ranking is based on college readiness, math proficiency and reading proficiency.

Jamestown scored 50.4 on the college readiness scale, out of a possible 100. The metric is based on how many high school seniors took and passed Advanced Placement exams. At Jamestown, 57 percent of the seniors take advanced placement exams.

93 percent of the students at Jamestown earned proficient scores on the state’s reading standard of learning test, and 86 percent of the students scored proficiently in math.

Neither Warhill or Lafayette High Schools appeared on the report’s rankings. To be eligible for a ranking, schools had to earn a silver or gold medal for college readiness. Jamestown received a silver medal for college readiness for the report, meaning it is not in the top 500 nationally, but still high performing.

Virginia had 113 schools earn a national ranking, with Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria ranking the  highest in the state. The school uses a science, technology, engineering and math focused curriculum and ranked fifth nationally.

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