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Newsweek Rates BHS Among America's Best High Schools

May 6, 2013 - Beachwood High School is rated among America's Best High Schools in Newsweek magazine's recently-released ranking.

BHS ranks second among Northeast Ohio high schools and eighth in Ohio. Beachwood High School ranks #23 in the Midwest and #199 nationwide. Click here to view the entire list.

Newsweek’s methodology factors the proven best indicators of college readiness: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

This year, Newsweek made one update to its methodology: Instead of considering the number of courses offered, it weighed the percentage of students enrolled in an AP, IB or Advance International Certificate of Education (AICE) course.

All the data was self-reported by each school for the 2011–12 school year. Newsweek invited more than 5,000 high schools to participate in this year's survey this year. All public high schools in the U.S. are eligible.

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