Mix-up lands Green Valley High School on national rankings
A national news magazine is doing some backtracking after throwing some high accolades at Green Valley High School. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A national news magazine is doing some backtracking after throwing some high accolades at Green Valley High School.
The school was ranked as the 13th best school in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The ranking, however, was a big surprise to administrators.
Principal Jeff Horn noticed some of the data used to determine the ranking was incorrect.
Enrollment at Green Valley High is in excess of 2800, which was seven times more than cited in the article. And on advanced placement testing numbers, the school has a passing rate of 64 percent -- not quite the 100 percent stated in the report.
"It's disappointing to know that the data was incorrect but it's not disappointing knowing this is a great school and we are doing amazing things here," Principal Horn said.
When contacted about the discrepancy, U.S. News and World Report issued a statement that reads in part: "...in producing the new 2012 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, we used information collected by the U.S. Dept. of Education U.S. News has learned that Nevada's Green Valley H.S. is claiming that its data published on usnews.com is inaccurate & we are looking into the matter."