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US News Ranks Apple Springs High School as One of the Best
Apple Springs High School has been ranked as one of the best high schools in the nation by US News and World Report in their current 2013 edition of "US News Best High Schools" released April 23, 2013. "It's a tremendous ac-complishment. It means that an education from Apple Springs is one of the finest in the country," said Cody Moree, Apple Springs High School Principal, "I am so proud of our faculty and students." To conduct the ranking, the US News teamed with American Institutes for Research (AIR) based in Washington D.C. and one of the world's largest behavioral and social science research organi-zations to determine Best High Schools. Their key principles were that "a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable acad-emic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of per-formance indicators." "The Best High Schools project identifies the country's top-performing public high schools. The goal is to provide a clear, unbiased picture of how well public schools serve all of their students – from the highest achieving to the lowest achieving – in preparing them to demonstrate proficiency in basic skills as well as readiness for college-level work," according to the US News report. Apple Springs High School has won the award twice before and the faculty and staff deserve much of the credit according to ASISD superintendent, Gregg Spivey. "We have a great group of employees here at Apple Springs ISD," Spivey said, "It's nice to see them get recognized for all of their hard work."