Aviation High School Named #6 in State by US News & World Report


Des Moines’ Aviation High School is ranked as one of the top performing schools in U.S. News and World Report’s Best High School rankings for 2013, it was announced Thursday (April 25).

The school is ranked as the 6th best high school in Washington State out of 587 public high schools. Aviation High School is ranked #257 in the country out of more than 21,000 public high schools evaluated. Aviation High School is one of just ten Washington schools to receive a Gold Medal in the report.

“Being ranked so high in the prestigious U.S. News & World Report is a great honor and reflects the quality of teaching by our staff, the support of our industry partners, and our remarkable students,” said CEO/Principal Reba Gilman.  “This is the first time Aviation High School has received the national gold medal distinction.”

The rankings are based on how well schools serve all their students, calculated first on how students performed on state exams; and secondly, on how well students are prepared for college-level work, measured by Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate participation and test results.

Aviation High School facts:

  • State Rank: 6
  • National Rank: 257
  • Medal Awarded: Gold
  • Proficient in Reading: 99%
  • Proficient in Writing: 97%
  • AP Participation Rate: 76%
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 23:1

View full U.S. News and World Report rankings for Washington State.



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