Spartanburg High ranked among America’s top high schools
For the 6th consecutive year, SHS has been named by The Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. SHS is one of 11 in the state to make the Post’s annual list, which identifies high schools that are excelling in preparing students for college-level work. The news magazine collected data on more than 22,000 schools for the report, which for the second time time included graduation rates as a factor in the rankings.
During the 2015-2016 academic year, Spartanburg High School gave 649 Advanced Placement tests with an average passage rate of 79%, and a record 115 students earned AP Scholar Awards. It should be noted SHS has the highest number of approved AP courses (25) in the state. In 2016, D7’s graduation rate also rose for the 6th consecutive year to 85.7%, and in total, the graduating class garnered over $18.9 million in scholarship dollars.
We congratulate everyone in our school community whose hard work makes these impressive results possible.
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