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US News & World Report Recognizes MIT Academy

2015 Best High SchoolsMIT Academy has been recognized as a bronze award winner by U.S. News and World Report's annual survey of America's best high schools. The U.S. News rankings survey over 29,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia and awarded awards to approximately 6,500 schools overall. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments, performance of traditionally under-performing students (including minorities and socially economically deprived students), and how well they prepare students for college.

To create the 2015 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News worked with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research firm. High schools were evaluated in three stages.

First, U.S. News looked at overall student performance on state-required tests. Schools had to perform better than average to pass.

Then, U.S. News factored in how effectively schools educated their least-advantaged students – those of black, Hispanic and low-income backgrounds. Finally, schools were assessed on how well they prepared students for college based on participation in and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

In the national rankings,​ 500 high schools received gold medals, 2,027 schools earned silver and 3,990 took home bronze.

MIT Academy is an independent public charter school in north Vallejo currently serving 800 middle and high school students.