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Montgomery Schools Among Best in the Nation
Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Horace Horn, Loveless Academic Magnet Program Principal Mary George Jester, and MPS Superintendent Barbara Thompson at the Chamber's April 2013 Board of Directors meeting.
#1 Magnet in the nation: Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School
#7 High School in the Nation: Loveless Academic Magnet Program
#1 High School in Alabama: Loveless Academic Magnet Program
#8 High School in Alabama: Brewbaker Technology Magnet
#9 High School in Alabama: Booker T. Washington
For the past several years, Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) has been recognized by multiple national publications as being among the best public high schools in America. This year US NEWS & WORLD REPORT ranks the Montgomery County School as the seventh best high school in the nation, the top magnet school in America and the best high school in Alabama.
Superintendent Barbara W. Thompson is thrilled with the news.
“Loveless was ranked 13th in 2012 and moved to seventh overall this year nationally,” said Thompson. “We have outstanding schools in Montgomery, both magnet and traditional, and for LAMP to be recognized year after year as one of the best speaks volumes for the school’s administration, staff, parents and students.”
Loveless Principal Mary George Jester is proud of her staff, students and parents.
“We encourage our parents to be involved in every aspect of their child’s education,” said Jester. “We work to keep our parents informed and we engage them at every possible turn. We have great teachers, great parents and dedicated students. I am proud of all of them.”
Two other Montgomery Public Schools, Brewbaker Technology High School (Brewtech), and Booker T. Washington Performing Arts High School (BTW) were ranked as being in the top ten in Alabama – named eighth and ninth best respectively – and top schools nationally. Both Brewtech and BTW have been honored by US News and other national publications in years past as well. Both schools are ranked in the top five percent of all public high schools in America. These two schools, along with Carver High School, have received recognition over the years for their work to help prepare students for life after high school.
US News reviewed data from over 21,000 public high schools. The criteria included that all students must be served well and produce measurable academic outcomes on a range of performance indicators. The level of college-readiness – using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmark – was also part of the evaluation.
To see the complete methodology and find out more about how these and other schools performed, visit www.usnews.com.
Center: April Lee, Principal
Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School
Center: Quesha Starks, Principal
Booker T. Washington Magnet High School
According to US News, Montgomery Public High Schools are among the BEST in the NATION.