LaGrange HIgh School named one of the top ranking public schools in the country!
by Cindy Windham on 10/9/2007

LaGrange High School Makes Newsweek's List of America's Top High Schools

 For the fourth time in five years, LaGrange High School has been included in a ranking by Newsweek Magazine of the top public high schools in the country. Schools are ranked using a ratio devised by Jay Mathews, education reporter for the Washington Post. The ratio is the number of Advanced Placement (AP) tests taken by all students at a school divided by the number of graduating seniors.

            �We are proud to be recognized by Newsweek,� said LaGrange High School Principal Steve Cole. �We have dynamic teachers who do an excellent job of delivering the curriculum.  We are pleased that so many of our students take advantage of the challenge of these courses.  Our student body is highly motivated.�

            Governor Sonny Perdue recognized LaGrange High School�s achievement with a recent letter to Cole. In the letter, Perdue stated, �The esteemed honor of being placed in the top five percent of the nation�s schools is a truly impressive achievement. I know it takes the dedication of every staff member, parent, and student to attain this type of accomplishment.�

Over 1,300 high schools made the list of the nation's top 5% measured by the ranking.  LaGrange High School came in at 860.  Less than 40 schools in Georgia were included.

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