Orcas High ranked 15th best in Washington state
May 11, 2012 · 5:04 PM
U.S. News and World Report issued its "best high schools" report this week, and Orcas High School was awarded a silver medal placing 15th (out of 626) statewide and 571st nationally (out of 22,000).
The International School in Bellevue ranked number one in Washington and number nine nationally. Friday Harbor gained recognition as the ninth best school in Washington state and 317th in the nation.
U.S. News and World Report listed college readiness, math and reading proficiency and the school's student to teacher ratio as “academic indicators” that boded well for Orcas School.
The advanced placement participation rate at Orcas Island High School is 64 percent and was also referred to as a positive by the U.S. News and World Report website.