SYLACAUGA, Ala. – College is not for everyone, and you certainly do not need a college degree to be successful or live the American dream. But if you are looking for a school system in East-Central Alabama to well-prepare your student for post-secondary school you may not have to look very far.
According to Niche.com, a website that helps visitors discover schools and neighborhoods that fit them most and produces comprehensive rankings for every K-12 school in America by reviewing dozens of public data sets, Sylacauga High School is one of the best schools in the state when considering college preparation.
Factors included in rankings schools across the state of Alabama were vast. ACT/SAT scores, AP test scores, AP enrollment, college enrollment and graduation rate are all elements considered when ranking top high schools across the state. You can view the entire formula Niche.com uses by clicking here. Niche also says rankings are based on “rigorous analysis data from the U.S. Department of Education.”
With hundreds of high schools across the state, Sylacauga High School ranked inside the top-20 for college-prep public high schools, coming in ranked at number 17. According to Niche.com’s rankings, SHS has a overall Niche grade of an A-. and an overall college prep grade of an A-. The average ACT score for the school noted by Nice.com is 23.
Here are the top 25 high schools in the state of Alabama according to the online site:
- LAMP Academy – Montgomery Co. Schools
- Mountain Brook – Mountain Brook City Schools
- Bob Jones – Madison City Schools
- Vestavia Hills – Vestavia Hills City Schools
- Virgil Grissom – Huntsville City Schools
- Spain Park – Hoover City Schools
- Homewood – Homewood City Schools
- James Clemens – Madison City Schools
- Hoover – Hoover City Schools
- Huntsville – Huntsville City Schools
- Florence – Florence City Schools
- Auburn – Auburn City Schools
- Oak Mt. – Shelby Co. Schools
- Athens- Athens City SChools
- Enterprise – Enterprise City Schools
- Muscle Shoals – Muscle Shoals City Schools
- Sylacauga – Sylacauga City Schools
- Sparkman – Madison Co. Schools
- Helena – Shelby Co. Schools
- Buckhorn – Madison Co. Schools
- Fairhope – Baldwin. Co. Schools
- New Century Tech Demo – Huntsville City Schools
- Hartselle – Hartselle City Schools
- Thompson – Alabaster City Schools
- Cullman – Cullman City Schools
Although these schools rank highly in Alabama, Niche.com has no school ranked in the top 100 in the United States. LAMP Academy is ranked 119th in college-prep for students in the nation. Sylacauga ranks 1,706th in the country.