Crooms AoIT Ranked in the Top 4 Percent of High Schools Nationwide, Receives Silver Medal From US News and World Report

Seminole County Public Schools has once again scored exceptionally high in a national ranking of high schools compiled by US News and World Report. Crooms Academy of Information Technology, in particular, placed in the 96th percentile of high schools in the country. This also marks the fourth year that Crooms AoIT has been awarded a Silver Medal in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of the Best High Schools in America. The report also highlights Crooms AoIT as one of the top 50 high schools in Florida.

Seven of out nine public high schools in Seminole County received the Silver Medal designation by meeting three criteria. First, they had to have school-wide performance higher than typical performance for schools in Florida. Second, they had to show higher than average subgroup performance for black, Hispanic, and economically disadvantaged students. Finally, they needed to demonstrate high levels of college readiness as measured by Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exam participation and performance.

Crooms AoIT performed particularly well when it came to preparing minorities and economically disadvantaged students for the workforce and advanced studies. The school has the most diverse high school student population in Seminole County. With 46% minority enrollment and 44% economically disadvantaged enrollment, Crooms AoIT and its students have continually matched and outperformed their peers across the state in similar or better economic circumstances. Congratulations are in order for the Crooms AoIT students, faculty, and community.

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