Once again, Metro’s Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet High School and Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet School are among the top 100 high schools in the nation, according to Newsweek magazine.
Hume-Fogg is listed as the 36th best high school in the magazine’s 2012 list of “America’s Best High Schools,” while MLK sits at the 90th. They represent the only schools in Tennessee ranked in the top 100.
Hume-Fogg and MLK, both lottery-based schools that have academic requirements for admissions, consistently make the magazine’s rankings. Last year, Hume-Fogg was named the 33rd best high school in the country. MLK did not make the 2011 list, but perennially earns a spot.
According to Newsweek, the magazine reached out to principals and other administrators for their school’s participation in a survey on the 2010-11 academic year to qualify for the rankings.
Criteria are: four-year, on-time graduation rate (25 percent); percent of 2011 graduates accepted to college (25 percent); AP, IB or AICE tests per student (25 percent); Average ACT or SAT scores (10 percent); AP, IB or AICE courses offered per student (5 percent).