|Craig High School was named one of the best high schools in the state and nation and received a Silver Medal award from US News and World Report today. We were ranked #7 in the state of Alaska (out of 273) and are also nationally ranked.
A best high school recognition is calculated based upon the following 3 steps:
• Step 1: Attains performance levels that exceed statistical expectations given the school's relative level of student poverty, as measured by state accountability test scores for all the school's students in the core subjects of reading and math.
• Step 2: Achieves proficiency rates on state tests for their least advantaged student groups (e.g., black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students) that exceed state averages.
• Step 3: Prepares its students for college, as measured by student participation in and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) exams or International Baccalaureate (IB) exams.
All of the information used by US News is provided by the US Department of Education's Common Core of Data, the State of Alaska, College Board, and International Baccalaureate. None of this information is self reported.