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Published: Wednesday, May 22 2013 4:29 p.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

Two other schools made the top 100 list. Both schools are in Davis County. They are Davis and Syracuse High Schools.

Congrats to them as well!

1aggie
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Working In Support of Education (w!se) is an educational not for profit with an aim to improve the lives of young people through programs that strengthen financial literacy and readiness for college and the workforce. W!SE’s Financial Literacy Certification Test is administered as part of W!SE’s award winning Financial Literacy Certification Program. Schools enrolled in the Program teach a course or unit on personal finance, receiving instructional resources from W!SE aligned to national and state standards and then administer the Certification Test. Students, teachers and schools are recognized based on student performance on the Test.
The Program is sponsored by leading U.S. institutions including The McGraw-Hill Companies, The Allstate Foundation, Citi Foundation, The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Bloomberg, Wells Fargo Foundation, GE Capital Retail Bank, The NYSE Euronext Foundation, Inc., The Utah Division of Securities etc. Additional support is provided by The State Departments of Education in Arkansas, Georgia, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia and other organizations.

Source: W!se-NY

Wastintime
Los Angeles, CA

This is a huge joke.
This is not a national ranking (since the certification program is not even offered in 22 states) and to claim that it is is just plain false. If it were, California schools would dominate as they do all legitimate national high school rankings.

sscoa
Utah, UT

A huge joke, Wastintime? I have 30+ students in the w!se program. I'm not sure where you get your numbers from, but a simple search of their website shows they are in 28 states INCLUDING California. Congrats to the schools in the top 100!

Wastintime
Los Angeles, CA

Re:sscoa

Let's see sscoa, if there are 50 states in the country and the program is offered in 28 states, then the program is not offered in 22 states, just as I said.

Similarly, I did not say that the program is not offered in California. Do you always hear what you want to hear rather than what people actually say?

A legitimate national ranking would involve most or all of the high schools in the country. For example the U.S. News national high school ranking includes all high schools in the country. In that study, Utah has 3 schools ranked in the top 1,000 (the two schools mentioned in this article are not among them). California has 211 schools ranked in the top 1,000.

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