in Greenbelt, MD, tops the list for the highest-rated Prince George's County school in U.S. News and World Report 2012 rankings for best high schools, released Tuesday.
The school ranks 23rd in the state—and that's out of 232 contenders. At the national level, Eleanor Roosevelt ranks 606 out of 21,776 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia.
When evaluating schools, U.S. News and Wold Report, teaming up with American Institutes for Research, looked at student-to-teacher ratios, college readiness, algebra proficiency and English proficiency, among other factors. They also looked at "whether the school's least-advantaged students (black, Hispanic, and low-income) were performing better than average for similar students in the state."
Achievements considered in U.S. News' overview of Eleanor Roosevelt included:
- 20:1 student-teacher ratio: with 2,696 students and 132 teachers
- 41.9 college readiness index: with 52 percent tested and 38 percent who passed AP
- 3.4 average algebra proficiency: with 90 percent proficient and 10 percent not proficient
- 3.3 average English proficiency: with 86 percent proficient and 14 percent not proficient