Skidmore-Tynan High School students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams. The AP participation rate at Skidmore-Tynan is 52 percent. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 62 percent. Skidmore-Tynan High School competes with or exceeds region schools such as Calallen and Gregory-Portland.
To produce the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C., based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world.
The ranking methodology is based on the key principle that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound. To make the list, schools must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of academic indicators.
For more information on how a school is selected for this honor or to read the actual article for the award, visit the Bee-Picayune website at www.mySouTex.com and click on the link in the story.