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24 IB World Schools make U.S. News & World Report's Top 100

IB Features Prominently in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best High Schools" 2012
Bethesda, MD, 9 May, 2012 -- The International Baccalaureate® (IB), a non-profit educational organization with 1346 IB World Schools in the United States and 774 U.S. high schools offering the Diploma Programme, is proud to announce that 24 IB World Schools, nearly one in four, have been named to the U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of the top 100 high schools in America. IB’s challenging program helps focus students on a goal and creates a mindset that inspires achievement.

The 2012 rankings include data on nearly 22,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Considering that the IB Diploma Programme is offered in approximately three percent of all 22,000 public high schools, the IB enjoys an outsized representation among the Top 25. Fully 44 percent of the top 25 Public High Schools in the U.S. are IB World Schools, including the No. 1 magnet school in the country, Connecticut International Baccalaureate Academy (CIBA).

"High schools recognize the strong value that a high quality educational program like the International Baccalaureate brings to their communities. The U.S. News & World Report’s "2012 Best High School Rankings" is a testament to the efforts of public schools that make use of the well-rounded IB curriculum with its emphasis on strong analytical thinking, math, writing, and language skills to equip students for college readiness and future success," said Drew Deutsch, Director of IB Americas.

International Academy (IA) in Oakland County, Michigan ranked No. 5 on U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings. IA runs one of the largest Diploma Programmes in the country and was the first public high school in North America to offer the IB Diploma Programme school-wide. "100 percent of IA students go on to attend college and we give great credit to our IB certified teachers who have over 390 combined years of experience," said Lynne Gibson, Head of School at IA. The popular IB Diploma Programme at IA expanded by 90 students this year and expects 304 students to graduate with the prestigious IB Diploma recognized at over 1100 universities in North America.

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