published Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Dalton High School ranked 16th best in Georgia

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    Yorleni Ramirez works on the computer during a reading development class in Dalton High School in this file photo.
    Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Dalton High School has been ranked the 16th-best school in Georgia in an annual U.S. News & World Report study.

The school was awarded a silver medal and ranked 723rd out of about 22,000 public high schools from 49 states and the District of Columbia. Nebraska didn't report enough data to be included, according to the release.

To determine the national rankings, schools were analyzed at the state level in terms of how well their students performed on state assessments, taking into account the test scores of low-income, Hispanic and black students, who tend to score lower on tests.

Dalton High has a college readiness index of 38.3 out of a possible 100, but 92 percent of its students are proficient in English and 96 percent in math.

The school was one of 4,850 to receive a gold, silver or bronze medal as a top-performing school.

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