For Immediate Release
Contact: Almeta Radford, 571-377-6033, firstname.lastname@example.org
Manassas, Va. – According to U.S. News, Osbourn High School is one of the best places in the nation when it comes to readying teens for college. The Manassas school earned silver status in the publication’s annual “Best High Schools” list, which recognizes schools that most successfully prepare students for college. To develop the list, the magazine works with research firm RTI International to evaluate more than 21,500 high schools nationwide, designating top schools with bronze, silver and gold medals.
To be considered, a school must have students who participate in Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate programs and pass those tests. Additionally, to be eligible for gold or silver medals, schools must have strong performance on statewide tests and high graduation rates. This is the first year graduation rates have been used as part of the methodology.
“The dedication of Osbourn High’s staff and administration shines through in the achievement of their students,” said Manassas City Public Schools Superintendent Catherine B. Magouyrk, Ed.D. “Earning silver status as one of the country’s ‘Best High Schools’ is a testament to the fact that Manassas educators go the extra mile to make sure that students graduate prepared for academic and workforce success.”
“I am proud to have the hard work of our faculty and students recognized in this way. It is rewarding to have the validation that this is indeed one of the best schools in the entire nation,” said Osbourn High Principal Cathy Benner.
As a state, Virginia ranked no. 12 on the list, with 19 gold medal schools and 36 silver of the state’s 324 schools that were considered. Osbourn ranks in the top 16 percent high schools in Virginia. To learn more about how Osbourn High School prepares its students for higher education and entry into the job market, visit www.osbournhs.mcpsva.org/pages/Osbourn_High_School.
The mission of Manassas City Public Schools, in partnership with the community, is to provide an innovative, engaging, inspiring, and challenging learning environment for all students. The school division embraces the challenge and opportunity to serve the 21st century learner in a safe, healthy, and supportive school environment focusing on innovative learning that integrates the use of technologies, inquiry, problem-solving, and higher order thinking skills. Learn more: www.mcpsva.org or 571-377-6000.