Page High Ranked Fourth in the State by U.S. News

Page High was ranked fourth in the state by the new U.S. News and World Report 2013 Best High School Rankings . Southern High also made the state list, coming in at no. 23. More than 21,000 public high schools across the country were evaluated and ranked within each state, as well as nationally. Page came in at number 669 overall, and Southern High was 1,595 overall.

U.S. News used data from the 2010-11 school year to evaluate schools in three areas: first, the overall performance of students on state tests, and second, high schools that performed better than the state average for least-advantaged students.

The third area included reviewing students' performance on Advanced Placement and/or International Baccalaureate exams in order to determine national gold, silver and bronze medal winners. Page and Southern High schools received silver medals. In the national rankings, 500 schools earned gold medals, 1,790 were awarded silver and 2,515 took home bronze. Click here to read more about the U.S. News top high schools in North Carolina and across the country.

This has been a big month for GCS; a total of 16 schools were included in the Washington Post's America's Most Challenging High Schools list. Penn-Griffin School for the Arts earned the number-one ranking among North Carolina high schools and was ranked 41st in the nation.

Grimsley High ranked sixth in the state and came in at 202nd in the national rankings. Weaver Academy and Page High also ranked among the top 10 schools in North Carolina. The Early College at Guilford was named by The Washington Post as one of the country's top-performing schools with elite students.