By Nha Nguyen
EUGENE, Ore. — A local high school is one of the top five in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report.
The magazine looked at test scores, demographics, as well as college readiness when determining the rankings.
Out of 76 Oregon schools, South Eugene was the only Eugene school to land in the top 25.
South Eugene also got a gold medal based on state proficiency standards and other factors.
School administrators say they’re proud of the honor.
They attribute much of the ranking to not only their hardworking staff, but the eagerness of their students to grow and learn.
“I don’t think we have a particular secret to success here other than we’re trying to maintain our tradition of academic excellence,” said South Eugene High Principal Randy Bernstein.
Principal Berstein thought this list was particularly good because it took into account how a school’s least-advantaged students did as well.
And South Eugene didn’t just get high marks within Oregon, but nationally too.
The list looked at nearly 22,000 schools.
South came in at 185.