Oregon High School 616th best high school in country, according to survey

Online Staff Report

OREGON, Illinois — Oregon High School has been selected by The Daily Beast as one of “America’s Top High Schools” for the second consecutive year.

The Daily Beast, an online news publication affiliated with Newsweek, conducts an annual survey and ranks the top 750 high schools out of the 26,000 high schools in the country. Oregon ranked as the 616th best high school in the nation, according to the 2014 survey.

Oregon Community District Superintendent Tom Mahoney said: “It’s an honor to receive this prestigious distinction for the second year in a row. We’re grateful for being recognized among the best and brightest high schools in the United States because this is a product of the commitment shown by our teachers and staff in this school every day. The synergy felt here is something really special, and along with our outstanding students, I’m very proud to serve the Oregon Community Unit School District 220.”

Schools were evaluated using several indicators, such as average ACT score, graduation rate and college-bound seniors as criteria. Oregon High School held a nearly 95 percent graduation rate in 2013, had an average ACT score of 20, and of senior students, nearly 80 percent have plans to attend college.

Posted Sept. 3, 2014

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