U.S. News and World Report Ranks Nation's Best High Schools
(Report released May 8, 2012)
Best High Schools in Hawaii
University Laboratory School - The Education Laboratory: A Hawai‘i Public Charter School is recognized as a 2012 U.S. News and World Report Bronze Medal School.
U.S. News and World Report reviewed 21,776 U.S. public high schools; 14 Hawaii schools made their rankings. High school graduation requirements in Hawaii call for a minimum of 24 credit hours, including a half credit in modern Hawaii history, and two credits in a world language, fine arts, or career and technical education. Honors graduates must take specific courses, including Algebra II, and complete a senior project. All Hawaiian students are assessed via the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III, according to the Hawaii State Department of Education. There are 14 bronze medal schools from Hawaii included in the 2012 rankings of U.S. News Best High Schools.