Though this may not sound like a high placement, Newsweek magazine voted Bozeman High School, in Bozeman, Montana, number 585 out of the top 1500 public high schools in the United States' top high schools list 2009. According to Newsweek, there were over 21,000 high schools in the U.S. in 2008.
About the formula for determining the top U.S. Schools list, Newsweek noted the method used to rank public schools is based on a ratio devised by Jay Mathews, which basically takes the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and/or Cambridge tests all students took at a school in the 2008 school year and divides it by the number of graduating seniors.
"...We are committed to providing your child with a quality education in a safe and caring environment. We accomplish this with the involvement of skilled and caring professionals, high expectations both academically and behaviorally, and with the support of our parents and community...." Kirk Miller, Superintendent, Bozeman Public Schools
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