Northwest Early College High School Ranks High, Earning Best High Schools Designation
NWECHS Rises High in Local and National Rankings
Posted on 04/26/2022
This is the image for the news article titled NWECHS Rises High in Local and National RankingsStudents at Canutillo Independent School District’s Northwest Early College High School (NWECHS) are finishing what they started by earning a high school diploma well above the state median with students demonstrating a high level of math, reading, and science proficiency according to the data compiled by U.S. News.

Today, U.S. News released the 2022 best high school rankings with NWECHS receiving an overall score of 97.48 out of 100. The campus ranked number one in graduation rate rank with a 100% graduation rate and is ranked as one of the top three regional high schools and top two local early college high schools. The advanced placement (AP) participation rate at NWECHS is 100%.

We are proud to have a place as one of the best high schools regionally and across the nation,” said NWECHS Principal Jesica Arellano. “This designation is just another example of our student's hard work and determination to graduate ready to complete the remainder of their college careers with a competitive edge.”

Nationally, NWECHS earned a national ranking in the top 40%. The campus received high national and metro-area rankings from about 18,000 out of nearly 24,000 reviewed public high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia using graduation rates and college readiness as key metrics.

With today’s launch, U.S. News has published detailed school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type, and results of state assessments as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.