Mount Si Named to U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools List, Makes Top 20 in Washington

The Snoqualmie Valley School District announced on April 28, 2016 that Mount Si High School was once again recognized on U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 Best High Schools list.

The list is compiled yearly and ranks more than 21,000 high schools across the country based on college readiness (number of seniors taking AP tests and passing them), as well as math and reading proficiency.

This is the 4th year Mount Si has made the prestigious Best High Schools list and the 4th year being awarded a silver medal among the country’s highest performing public high schools. Nationally, it was ranked 1214th out of the 21,000+ high schools considered.

Within the State of Washington, Mount Si also cracked the top 20 of highest performing high schools, being named #17 out of 477 high schools reviewed.  This year, six Washington schools earned gold medals, 59 were awarded silver medals and another 87 received bronze medals.

According to the announcement on the district website, Principal John Belcher was also extremely proud of his hard-working students and staff, saying:

“This recognition offers one more glimpse of what a successful school can be measured on, we are glad to continually move up the ranking list each year. It is a motivator for staff and students, and a note-worthy reminder for our community that Mount Si High School is a top performing school. It is great to see the school recognized nationally in publications such as this.”

The school has made the list multiple times since Belcher took over as principal at Mount Si in 2011 and he said the school’s goal remains the same – to be “the best high school in Washington State.”

Congratulations Mount Si High School!

Mount Si High School Class of 2015. Photo: MSHS Facebook page
Mount Si High School Class of 2015. Photo: MSHS Facebook page



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