Last updated: Fri 09-19-2014 6:41 am Event Date: Fri 09-19-2014
TODAY is an “B” Day.
Kansas City Art Institute
Period 6 – Friday
Room 237, Schmelzer
Study Table meets TODAY after school in Room 118B.
The large group speech team cast list has been posted on the callboard outside the auditorium. Please check the list for your name, and note you rehearsal starting times. All Reader’s Theatre students should meet after school on Friday. Both meetings are in Room 219.
Students interested in a scholarship opportunity with the US Coast Guard Academy ranking in the top 10% of your class should come to the Counseling Office on Friday, September 27 at 10am to speak with a Coast Guard Academy representative.
Last updated: Thu 09-18-2014 6:45 am Event Date: Thu 09-18-2014
Lakota Bear Killer
Sanden Kai Vorhies
Last updated: Fri 08-29-2014 6:44 am Event Date: Fri 08-29-2014
This week Washington High School was named to the 2014 list of Top American High Schools compiled by The Daily Beast, an award-winning online news publication. Washington ranked 451 on the list of 735 top-performing schools. That ranking places Washington among the top 2% of the 26,000 public high schools in the United States. Congratulations to the students, staff, and families in the Washington Community!
Eight Iowa high schools made the list including Ames, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Cedar Rapids Washington, Decorah, Iowa City High, Iowa City West, Pella and Whiting.
The ranking was based on four-year cohort graduation rate, college acceptance rate, average ACT and SAT scores, participation in AP courses and examinations, and percentage of students passing AP exams. Graduation rate and college acceptance rate were given greater weighting than the other criteria used in the calculations. According to The Daily Beast “…the over 700 schools that made up our final list deserve high praise for providing an academically rigorous program for the most students, while best preparing them for college.”
Earlier this year Washington was rated on the Washington Post List of Most Challenging American High Schools and University of Iowa Belin Blank list of Top Advanced Placement High Schools in Iowa. On the Washington Post List, Washington High School ranked 355 in the United States, and on the University of Iowa list Washington ranked first. The rank of 451 on the Daily Beast/Newsweek list was up from 894 in 2013.
Last updated: Thu 06-26-2014 6:49 am Event Date: Thu 06-26-2014
CR Washington Top AP High School in Iowa;
Kennedy 2nd and Jefferson 11th
The Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa has released the 2014 list of the top 50 Advanced Placement (AP) high schools in Iowa. Cedar Rapids Washington is the top-ranked high school. Cedar Rapids Kennedy is second; Cedar Rapids Jefferson ranks 11th.
CR Washington has been #1 on the list for six consecutive years. Each year since 2005, the Belin-Blank Center has released the Iowa AP Index to recognize the Top 50 Iowa accredited public and nonpublic high schools for providing Advanced Placement opportunities to Iowa’s high school students. The 2014 Iowa AP Index is based on May 2013 AP exams and graduation data.
The Iowa AP Index for a given high school is the ratio of AP exams taken by its students (all grades) divided by the number of its graduating seniors. Advanced Placement courses are college courses taught in high schools.
The three Cedar Rapids high schools offer 25 AP courses including six in social studies, five in science, four in world languages, three in mathematics/computer science, two in language arts, as well as courses in art and music. Upon completion of the courses, students take national exams which are scored by panels of college professors and high school AP teachers.
The AP Program began in the mid-1950s and was labeled by former U.S. Education Secretary Richard Riley as “the gold standard” of high school curriculum in the United States. The Belin-Blank Center, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Education, has made a concerted effort to bring AP opportunities to all high schools in Iowa.
Last updated: Tue 04-15-2014 6:41 am Event Date: Tue 04-15-2014
The list of AMERICAS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS is developed by taking the total number of Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests given at a school each year and dividing by the number of seniors who graduated. Public high schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000 were put on the national list. About 9% of U.S. public high schools made the list. Data from the 2012-2013 school year was used to compile the 2014 list which was released on April 7.
Washingtons ratio was 3.512 which ranked the school 340 among the 22,000 U.S public high schools, up from a national ranking of 427 in 2013. Kennedy moved up from a ranking of 633 in 2013 to 397 on the 2014 list. Kennedys 2014 index was 3.278. Kennedy is 2nd on the Iowa list. Four other Iowa high schools made the list including 5th ranked Decorah and 6th ranked Iowa City High.
The list of AMERICAS MOST CHALLENGING HIGH SCHOOLS is intended to identify schools that have done the best job of persuading students to take college-level courses and tests. The entire list can be found at washingtonpost.com/high school challenge.
Last updated: Tue 03-25-2014 6:37 am Event Date: Tue 03-25-2014
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Last updated: Wed 02-05-2014 6:45 am Event Date: Sun 12-16-2018
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