Christianman, The index you are looking at was from 2013 list,
so Rowland Hall is not in the list this year. On last year list, Rowland Hall
didn't publish their SAT, ACT, E&E or lunch program scores or index. So
it is not much information about their success. If you check the Washington Post
list, the newspaper also shares the ACT, SAT, and E&E scores and percentages
and it helps to make a better evaluation of the schools on this list. Also, the
percentage of students who qualify for lunch programs is on there as well.
I do not see Rowland Hall on the National List. Can someone tell me where it is?
It's a pointless ranking. It's based on how many kids take AP tests.
Many schools in Utah don't have AP classes because their kids take actual
college classes instead.So...which is better, taking one AP class
for a year and then a test that excuses you from taking a college class IF your
selected college accepts your score, or taking three college courses in that
same single class period over the course of a year?Come on folks,
educate yourself on education.
Another list out there has Skyline as the top-ranked Utah school and on this
list it come at about No. 309...
Rowland Hall is actually first according to the list at 5.439. For whatever
reason they are not listed on the state list, but are on the national list. If
this is the case and Rowland Hall is truly number one in Utah, this is a very
embarrassing headline for the Deseret News. They even interviewed Waterford
officials about being number 1. As for me I don't put much
stock in these lists anyway.
Don't worry casual observer, most of the schools in Utah's top ten (if
you dig deep enough) were your regular run of the mill public schools. Yes,
schools that don't charge students $20,000 plus in tuition and actually HAS
to let all the students that live in its boundaries attend the school.
Is this one of the educational options that the teachers union opposes?