For the second consecutive year, Bellaire Jr./Sr. High School was awarded a Bronze Medal for their National Ranking as one of the nation’s top high schools for 2018 from U.S News and World Report. According to their website, the ranking methodology includes 4 main criteria: Students must perform better than expected on State tests; disadvantaged students must perform better than the state average; the graduation rate must meet or exceed the national standard; and students are prepared for college-level work. U.S. News then ranked their best high schools and awarded gold, silver, bronze awards (or no awards) based on the results. Over 28,000 high schools were evaluated for their report. Nationally, 2.4% earned Gold; 10.8% earned Silver; 15.8% earned Bronze; while 71% earned no medal distinction. Congratulations to the students, parents, staff and community on this significant achievement.