Despite news to the contrary, America is blessed with thousands of excellent public schools with outstanding students, teachers, and administrators. But where are these top schools, and is there one near you?
NeighborhoodScout.com used its patent-pending school quality rating algorithm, based on state-specific test scores for each school yet standardized using national test scores by students in each state, to uncover the very best of the best. They searched over 100,000 public schools in all 50 states to arrive at this highly selective list of winners.
For the first time ever, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive school ratings system allows parents, teachers and others to accurately compare the quality of individual schools in different states using the rich data from the No Child Left Behind test scores, despite the No Child Left Behind tests being state-specific. The results are eye opening.
Neighborhood Scout used their patent-pending school rating algorithm to uncover and identify the 100 worst public schools in America. The calculations used to create this ranking involve the students' proficiency in reading and math as determined by the 'No Child Left Behind' state testing for each school, and the National Assessment for Educational Progress. The worst performing schools are found in 20 different states, some in inner city urban areas, and some in rural America.