Science Hill was awarded a silver medal designation and was ranked 24th in the state – an improvement from last year’s 28th ranking. Out of over 20,500 public high schools considered in the rankings, Science Hill ranked 2,698th in the nation.
“We feel this is a reflection of the ongoing efforts of our staff, who are committed to providing quality instruction every day, and our students, who continue to take advantage of the educational opportunities offered at Science Hill,” Principal Todd Barnett said in a Friday press release.
“This upward movement in ranking is also indicative of our commitment to becoming one of the top 20 best high schools in Tennessee.”
Science Hill was one of 19 schools in the state that earned the silver medal designation and just one of four in Northeast Tennessee. The rankings were produced in conjunction with North Carolina-based research firm RTI International.
Data was based on the 2015-16 school year, in which 25 percent of Science Hill students participated in advanced placement classes. Of those, 81 percent passed their AP exam.