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US News and World Report announced its ranking of the Nation's Best High Schools this week. The 2012 edition includes data on 21,776 public schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. The schools were first analyzed at the state level on how students in each school performed on state assessments. The schools that made it through this initial analysis were then eligible for national ranking, in terms of college readiness. Final data awarded 4,877 of the nation's top-performing schools with a gold, silver, or bronze designation.
With a bronze medal rating, Harrison High School was in the top 22% of high schools that prepare students for college, outperforming 16,899 other schools across the nation.