U.S. News and World Report ranked two SABIS® schools in the U.S. amongst the best high schools in the country. The SABIS® International Charter School (SICS) in Springfield, Massachusetts, and the International Academy of Flint (IAF) in Flint, Michigan, received silver and bronze medal rankings, respectively, according to the “Best High Schools Ranking” for 2013.
To produce the 2013 Best High Schools rankings, over 21,000 public high schools in the U.S. were analyzed and ranked based on a 3-step process. First, each school’s student performance was analyzed to see if they were performing better than statistically expected for an average student in the state. Second, results of each school’s least-advantaged students (African-American, Hispanic, and low-income) were analyzed to determine performance better than average for the same demographics in the state. Third, and finally, the school’s College Readiness Index was calculated based on the number of students who took at least one AP or IB test before or during their senior year, divided by the number of 12th graders for that year.
Among the 32 charter schools recognized in Massachusetts, SICS ranked 7th, with a CRI of 21.3. The school, which is a perennial award winner, was ranked 1,729th nationally. IAF ranked 8th among the 77 charter schools in Michigan that made the Best High Schools list. Making these achievements even more impressive, is the fact that, like all SABIS® member schools, SICS and IAF implement a non-selective admissions policy.