Salisbury High School ranked among best in state, nation
By Kathy Chaffin
Salisbury High School has been recognized ó yet again ó by two national publications which rank public schools.
Newsweek identified the school as one of the 1,500 best public schools in the nation in its September issue for the fifth consecutive year.
That same month, U.S. News & World Report awarded Salisbury High a Silver Medal for being one of the nine best public schools in North Carolina and one of the 604 best schools nationwide. It was the only school in North Carolina to receive a Silver Medal both years the award was presented.
The N.C. Department of Public Instruction designated Salisbury High as a “School of Progress” after state testing results showed that 77.5 percent of its students who participated in state testing scored “proficient” (Level 3 or 4). The tests were administered to all students in English 1, Algebra 1 and 2, geometry, biology, physical science, chemistry, physics, civics and U.S. history.
Salisbury High was the only school in the county to achieve this status for the 10th time during the past 12 years.
Read more in Thursday’s Post.