Crooms AOIT Receives Silver Medal - Second Year In A Row!

For the second consecutive year, Crooms Academy of Information Technology has been awarded a Silver Medal from U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of America’s Best High Schools. Crooms is one of only 604 schools out of 21,069 nationwide to earn a silver or gold medal this year.

U.S. News & World Report collaborated with School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education data research business run by Standard & Poor’s, to analyze academic and enrollment data from more than 20,000 public high schools to find the very best nationwide. Using a three-step inquiry process, first the student assured that all students were served, utilizing state proficiency standards as the measuring benchmarks. The third step involved assessing the degree of preparation for college-level work in the schools.

America’s Best High Schools recognizes three categories of distinction: gold, silver, and bronze. (Gold-100 schools, Silver-504 schools, Bronze-1,321 schools named this year.) Their findings, per the "America's Best High Schools” article posted online on December 4, 2008, select schools that could be chosen “Most Likely to Succeed,” meaning that they set the best examples of how to prepare students to achieve their post-graduation goals. U.S. News & World Report analyzed data from thousands of schools to produce their list of the nation’s best. The top schools are diverse and each one has found its unique way
to best teach future leaders.

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