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May 01. 2013 8:09PM

Lin-Wood Public School takes top spot in U.S. News' rankings

LINCOLN - Lin-Wood Public School earned the No. 1 spot for New Hampshire on the 2013 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings.

The school was rated tops among the state's 88 high schools, and ranked 749 out of 21,035 U.S. public high schools.

It serves the students in the Lincoln Woodstock Cooperative School District.

Profile Senior High School in Bethlehem was ranked second; White Mountain Regional High School in Whitefield placed third.

The rankings were released April 23. The data-driven assessment takes the school's population makeup into consideration, factoring in the percentage of economically disadvantaged students to determine if the students are performing better than statistical expectations.

Lin-Wood's college readiness index was 38.3, with math and reading proficiencies at 2.3 and 3.4.

According to U.S. News, 43 percent of the school's seniors take advanced placement courses.

At Profile Senior High School, 43 percent of the seniors took AP classes, and its reading and math scores were 2.2 and 3.0 above state average.

U.S. News gave the White Mountain Regional High School, a score of 28.9 for its college readiness. Thirty-two percent of the seniors took AP courses. For its reading and math proficiency scores, the school's students ranked 2.1 and 2.9.

Rounding out the top 10 New Hampshire schools were: Goffstown High School, Hanover High School, Bedford High School, Exeter High School, Portsmouth High School, John Stark Regional High School and Kennett High School in Conway.

syoungknox@newstote.com


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