Dear Beachwood Parents, Staff and Community Members,
High School is one of many area high schools that were omitted from the
recently-released annual Newsweek ranking of "America's Best High
These omissions are the apparent result of a change in
Newsweek's ownership and research leadership team that led to their
rankings being released despite missing data from many schools locally
An unofficial Newsweek examination of our data
concluded that Beachwood High School would have been ranked above all
but one area high school that appeared in the published rankings.
to Newsweek's ratings formula were very favorable to BHS. According to
Cleveland Magazine, BHS students once again earned the highest average
SAT (1835) and ACT (26.0) scores of any public school in Northeast Ohio
(excluding one school that tested only seven students for the SAT).
Also, BHS students' average 2010 AP exam score was a 4.0. Our students'
already-exceptional achievements in these areas continue to trend upward
Rankings such as these are very important to
Beachwood High School and our community. While we regret that BHS was
omitted, this in no way diminishes the successes that our students and
teachers continue to enjoy.
Robert P. Hardis, Principal
Beachwood High School
Dr. Richard Markwardt, Superintendent
Beachwood City School District