U.S. News Rankings
U.S. News and World Report magazine looked at almost 22,000 high schools nationally, and ranked the schools based on state proficiency standards and how well prepared the students are for college. Six Phoenix Union Schools were cited as bronze schools- Central, Chavez, Metro Tech, North, Bioscience and Trevor Browne. Three criteria used in the rankings were proficiency on state tests better than state average; proficiency of least advantaged (African-American, Hispanic, Low Income) better than the state average of the same groups, and college readiness based on AP and IB testing and results. There were 500 Gold schools, about 1500 Silvers, and 2,869 Bronze. Of the national number, 2% of the schools were Gold, 7% Silver and 13% bronze.