Four Henrico County high schools among nation’s best

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Four Henrico County high schools have been ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine included Deep Run, Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman high schools in its annual “Best High Schools” report.

Deep Run was the No. 11-ranked high school in Virginia. Glen Allen, Mills Godwin and Douglas Freeman were Nos. 16, 27 and 34, respectively.

Henrico’s total of four ranked schools was the most in Central Virginia, and Deep Run was the highest ranked school in the region.

The U.S. News rankings are based on schools’ performance on state assessments, either in absolute terms or by exceeding statistical expectations based on the school’s relative level of student poverty; achieving proficiency rates on state tests for a school’s least-advantaged student groups; graduation rates; and how a school prepares students for college, based on AP exams.

The magazine considered 2014-15 data for more than 20,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It named 2,609 – 12.7 percent – as gold or silver medal winners. Fifty-four schools in Virginia won gold or silver medals.

For the full rankings and to learn more about the methodology of the rankings, go to http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools.