Posted Date: 05/02/2019
The US News and World Report just released their list of Best High Schools and Comstock made the list again! We were rated #410 in Texas (out of 2059 High Schools) and #5137 in the US (out of 17,245 High schools).
These numbers may not seem all that impressive, but when you consider how they determine the ratings, the story changes. To determine their ratings, US News and World Report looks at the passing percentages of state tests, graduation rates and the number of kids that they consider are ready for college. The information that they use to determine the number of college ready kids are the number of students that take AP classes. None of our students take AP classes (even though they are available); our students prefer to take dual credit (students recieve college and high school credit) classes instead. US News and World Report doesn’t use dual credit enrollment in their calculations. The number of AP classes makes up 40% of their ‘grade’. We started their rating system with a deficit!
What this means is that we were this highly rated and we started out with a 60% grade. Just think how highly we would have been rated if they counted dual credit classes!
To see how we rated, please go to: https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/texas/districts/comstock-isd/comstock-school-18848