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Atlantic Technical High School Makes Newsweek’s “Beating the Odds” List for 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Atlantic Technical High School is recognized as “Beating the Odds” on Newsweek magazine’s list for 2015. This list, separate from the overall America’s Best High Schools Newsweek list, ranks schools that do an excellent job of preparing students for college while overcoming the obstacles of a low socioeconomic population.
Atlantic Technical made the list at No. 147 of the top 500 schools from across 26,000 schools in the nation. Schools are chosen based on National Center for Educational Statistics showing student participation in advanced placement classes, student retention rates, graduation rates, college readiness and on how many students are college-bound. Atlantic Technical had a graduation rate of 100 percent, with 91.5 percent of its graduates college bound.

High schools on this particular list are first ranked based on performance factors such as graduation rate, college enrollment rate, SAT and ACT scores and participation, AP/IB scores, full- time counselors to student ratio, dropout rate, enrollment in college courses during high school, and state test scores. The “Beating the Odds” list then accounts for the effects of social inequality on education, as reflected by eligibility for free-reduced price meals.



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