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North Lake Named One of America's Best High Schools

North Lake School has been designated a Bronze Medal School by U.S. News and World Report in its America's Best High Schools 2009 edition. The analysis of America's high schools is based on three factors: 1) standardized test performance, 2) proficiency rates of all students, including the least advantaged, and 3) challenging college-ready curriculum.

Of the 299 Oregon high schools analyzed for the report, only one Oregon school (Corbett) received the Gold Medal designation. Six Oregon high schools were named Silver Medal schools, and 24 (including North Lake) were honored with the Bronze Medal designation. The 31 Oregon high schools designated by U.S. News and World Report as "America's Best High Schools" for 2009 were:

Gold Medal

  • Corbett High School - Corbett

Silver Medal

  • Arts & Communication High School - Beaverton
  • Lake Oswego Senior High School - Lake Oswego
  • Lincoln High School - Portland
  • School of Science & Technology - Beaverton
  • South Eugene High School - Eugene
  • West Linn High School - West Linn

Bronze Medal

  • Bandon Senior High School - Bandon
  • Burnt River School - Unity
  • Child's Way Charter School - Culp Creek
  • Condon High School - Condon
  • Cove School - Cove
  • Crane Union High School - Crane
  • Dufur School - Dufur
  • Elgin High School - Elgin
  • Falls City High School - Falls City
  • Forest Grove High School - Forest Grove
  • Harper School - Harper
  • Heppner Junior/Senior High School - Heppner
  • Jordan Valley High School - Jordan Valley
  • Joseph High School - Joseph
  • North Lake School - Silver Lake
  • Oregon Coast Technology School - North Bend
  • Pacific High School - Port Orford
  • Pine Eagle High School - Halfway
  • Powder Valley School - North Powder
  • Riverdale High School - Portland
  • South Wasco County High School - Maupin
  • Spray School - Spray
  • Triangle Lake School - Blachly
  • Waldport High School - Waldport