West Shore ranked 62 for math, science

U.S. News & World Report’s has ranked West Shore the 62nd best high school for math and science.

“We’re pretty excited to be recognized for our student’s successes,” science department chair Sherie Jenkins said.

To be eligible a school first had to be ranked Gold, Silver, or Honorable Mention in the U.S News Best High School rankings published in 2009. Six hundred schools were listed in the magazine’s best high schools for math and science.

“If we’re ranked in the top 100 then that’s a great achievement,” math department chair Annabelle Nery  said.

The magazine created a math and science achievement index to score each high school. The index is based on the number of students at each school taking and passing math and science college-level courses.

“I don’t just credit the AP teachers,” Nery said. “But all the other math teachers as well.”

By Liam Wixted