ETSU University School ranked eighth in Tennessee by U.S. News

Published 4:15 pm Wednesday, April 22, 2020

JOHNSON CITY – University School is ranked as the eighth best high school in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 “Best High Schools” listing.
Located on the campus of East Tennessee State University, University School is the only school in Northeast Tennessee ranked in the top 10, and is also the highest ranked school east of Murfreesboro.
   “University School has a legacy of academic excellence, and we are honored to once again be listed among the state’s best high schools in these rankings,” said Dr. Brian Partin, director of University School. “Several factors were evaluated in determining these rankings, and all of these measurements indicate that University School is a champion for student success and college preparation.”
In July 1996, University School became the first K-12 laboratory school in the nation to implement a year-round calendar.
According to U.S. News, the rankings were determined using a “holistic approach” assessing schools on six factors:  college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. College readiness is based on performance on advanced placement exams.
University School is one of 389 schools in Tennessee listed in the rankings.

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