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IHS Ranked Among Best STEM High Schools in U.S.

Ithaca High School is one of the top high schools in the nation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, according to a ranking by Newsweek.

The ranking, released earlier this month, lists the 500 high schools in the U.S. that best provide students experiences in STEM, while also preparing them for post-secondary success. Ithaca ranked at No. 48 overall – the second best ranking among schools in New York State. The only New York school to rank higher was the Bronx High School of Science.

Newsweek determined its rankings using a points-based system developed by STEM.org, an educational research organization. The scoring system took into account a number of qualitative and quantitative data, collected from 2015 to 2019, related to eight weighted standards: STEM subjects, 21st century skills, content, diversity, socialization, technology, hands-on problem solving, and STEM career. Ithaca High School received a score of 96.39 out of 100.