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Herron High School ranked among nation's best

June 15, 2010

Herron High School, an Indianapolis charter school, is ranked 26th on Newsweek’s latest list of “America’s Best High Schools.”

The list, released Monday, ranks more than 1,600 schools, including 28 in Indiana.

Signature School in Evansville, at No. 7, was the state’s highest-ranked school. Herron was next, followed by North Central in Indianapolis (511), Zionsville (574) and Carmel (695).

Fishers High School was ranked 1,099th and Hamilton Southeastern was 1,114th.

Other local high schools in the rankings were Lawrence Central (1,276), Brownsburg (1,289), Pendleton Heights (1,412), Center Grove (1,567), Southport (1,575) and New Palestine (1,601).

Newsweek used a “Challenge Index” to determine a school’s academic rigor based on advanced placement course participation.

“Newsweek picks the best high schools in the country based on how hard school staffs work to challenge students with advanced placement college-level courses and tests,”  the report said.

Only 6 percent of the nation’s public schools made the list. The full report can be found here.

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