The Norman Transcript

May 7, 2013

NHS, North named to Newsweek top high school list for 2013


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Newsweek magazine has listed both Norman High and Norman North High School as among the top 2,000 U.S. high schools for 2013.

Newsweek, in partnership with its sister digital publication, The Daily Beast, annually lists the top high schools across the country. Among the schools it recognizes are open enrollment (traditional public) schools such as NHS and NNHS and also charter, magnet and selective admissions high schools.

Sixteen Oklahoma high schools were listed for 2013.

According to Newsweek, the methodology used to determine America’s best high schools included a school’s graduation rate, college acceptance rate, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate taken per student and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course.

In April, Norman High and Norman North were cited by U.S. News & World Report and the Washington Post as being among the top U.S. high schools.

“Both of our high schools are consistently being recognized as being among the top schools in the country by various organizations using different methodologies,” Superintendent Dr. Joe Siano said. “This isn’t a fluke but the result of sustained efforts of both schools’ staffs and administrative teams to set high expectations for all students and provide the supports and opportunities necessary for all students to succeed.”

“I congratulate both NHS and NNHS on this most recent honor and for an outstanding school year.”

— Transcript Staff