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 06-10-2014 6:38 am Event Date: Tue 06-10-2014
Attention Warrior Runners
Anyone interested in running women’s cross country this fall…
Summer Miles begin Tuesday June 17th. We meet every Tues, Wed and Thurs. at
7:00 a.m. Meet at the metal benches in the south parking lot.
Check the XC web-site for more information about summer miles, camp and the team.
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
Cedar Rapids Community School District takes your safety seriously and welcomes your input. Please contact your building principal/administrator and report any safety concerns that you may have. Thank you for helping us keep staff and students safe.
Last updated: Wed 02-19-2014 6:36 am Event Date: Wed 02-19-2014
The District has so far experienced five weather-related school cancellations. Since we were unable to use Feb. 17 as a make-up date, the cancellations will be made up on Thursday, March 6; Monday, June 9; Tuesday, June 10; Wednesday, June 11; and Thursday, June 12.
All of these dates are identified as make-up dates on the 2013-14 calendar. The final day of classes for the school year (whatever date that ends up being) will be an early dismissal day for students.
Last updated: Wed 02-05-2014 6:45 am Event Date: Sun 12-16-2018
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