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U.S. News and World Report ranks Aspen High School in top 3% nationally



Aspen High School.
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Aspen High School was ranked in the top 3% of public high schools in the United States for its students’ academic performance, according to the U.S. News and World Report 2024 best high school rankings. 

Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare their students for college. Aspen High School, which ranked 534 out of 18,000 schools, was recognized especially for its International Baccalaureate program.

The Aspen High School IB exam participation rate is 98% and 85% of students passed at least one IB exam, according to an Aspen School District news release. The school earned 96.9 out of 100 on its overall scorecard because of the IB exam participation and pass rates.

At Aspen High School, all juniors and seniors are enrolled in IB Diploma Programme coursework.

“We are thrilled to be moving up in our national and state rankings; we will continue to focus on how we can better meet the unique needs of all of the individual students who walk through our doors,” said Aspen High School Principal Sarah Strassburger in the release. “We are lucky to have the incredible community of students, teachers, and families who make all of our incredible learning opportunities possible.”

Aspen High School’s 97% graduation rate also earned it its spot in the top 3% of high schools nationally.

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