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Magazine Ranks MHS as One of the Country’s Best
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 • Posted January 7, 2009

For the second year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has placed Mason High School on its list of the country’s top public high schools.

The magazine, with the help of a K-12 education and data research business called School Evaluation Services, analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 21,000 public high schools in all but three states.

They put 8.3 percent of the high schools in Texas on their top performers list, with Mason’s nearly 200-student high school being one of only a handful of schools in the surrounding area.

According to the U.S. News Web site, the list was based on the key principal “that a great high school must serve all its students well, not just those bound for college.” Researchers looked for schools whose test score data showed the schools were successfully educating the entire student body across a range of performance indicators and were also preparing them for college.

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