U.S. News and World Report has been publishing “Best High School” rankings since 2007, but this was the first ranking of schools specifically for math and science.
Saratoga High’s ranking reflects the hard work of students and teachers and is a commendable achievement, according to Superintendent Bob Mistele.
The rankings evaluate more than 20,000 public high schools across the country and provide a picture of how well public schools are serving students in terms of basic skills proficiency and college preparedness.
The new math and science ranking also takes into consideration scores on advanced-placement tests in math and science.
U.S. News and World Report said it had looked at the nearly 600 schools that qualified for the gold, silver, and honorable mention lists and then evaluated their students' participation rates and performances on advanced-placement exams in math and science.
Saratoga High School was among 208 high schools that performed the best in those subjects, the magazine said.