After reviewing nearly 24,000 high schools, U.S. News and World Report ranked El Dorado High School as one of the 2021 Best High Schools in the U.S.
Amongst the approximately 17,860 public high schools were a mix of charter, magnet, and traditional high schools, all of which met the designated criteria. The six indicators of school quality that U.S. News uses to calculate the rankings are as follows:
College readiness, based on the proportions of 12th-grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and/or IB exams.
College curriculum breadth, based on proportions of 12th-grade students who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and/or IB exams in multiple content areas.
Math and reading proficiency, based on student performance on state-required tests.
Math and reading performance, based on whether performance on state assessments exceeded expectations given the school's proportion of underserved students.
Underserved student performance, based on how Black, Hispanic and low-income students performed on state assessments compared with those who are not underserved in the state.
Graduation rate, based on the proportion of students who entered ninth grade in 2015-2016 and graduated four years later.
Congratulations, El Dorado High School!
Principal Sherry Hill was recognized at the June board meeting. “I want to thank the Board for all their support. This is a representation of our district, of our faculty and staff at EHS, of all our district schools that feed into EHS. Without all our schools, this would not be possible.”