NORMAN — Just as the school year begins to wind down, both of Norman’s high schools are getting some well-deserved state and national recognition.
Norman High School and Norman North High School were recognized as being two of the state’s top 10 high schools by U.S. News and World Report. The 2012 ranking puts the two schools in the top 5 percent of high schools nationally.
The rankings came from student achievements, student-to-teacher ratios and the percentage of students taking Advanced Placement exams. U.S. News reviewed data from 21,776 public, charter and magnet schools. The only other school district in Oklahoma with multiple honorees in the Top 10 list was Edmond.
The latest honor is a credit to the students, faculty, staff and the parents who remain engaged in their child’s education. Too often, parental involvement is missing beyond elementary school. That doesn’t seem to be the case in Norman.