Dripping Springs High School again is featured on the Newsweek list honoring “America’s Best High Schools.” The list highlights the best 2,000 high schools that “have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready graduates,” according to the publication.
Newsweek magazine ranked DSHS 519th on its top-2,000 nationwide list. The methodology that determined the ranking was based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB course (5 percent).
In Texas, DSHS was the 54th-highest rated high school, but when looking at comprehensive 4A schools, Dripping Springs was fourth. To view the entire Newsweek List, see: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/05/06/america-s-best-high-schools.html.
In last year’s Newsweek poll, Dripping Springs was #483 nationally and 39th in Texas. The Newsweek ranking is the third national ranking of high schools that has been released recently, and the only one of the three on which DSHS did not register a significant increase over 2012 rankings. The Washington Post’s annual “High School Challenge” ranking listed Dripping Springs at #525 nationally and #62 in the state of Texas. U.S. News and World Report ranked DSHS 58th in the state of Texas and #529 on the national list.