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4 Inland NW schools make magazine’s list of the best

Tue., June 15, 2010, midnight

Three Spokane high schools and the Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy made Newsweek’s annual list of the best U.S. high schools.

The magazine picks the best high schools in the country each year based on the number of Advanced Placement courses offered and tests given.

“Just over 1,600 schools – only 6 percent of all the public schools in the U.S. – made the list,” according to Newsweek’s article.

The Coeur d’Alene Charter Academy outdid all of Eastern Washington’s schools; it ranked 276th.

North Central High School ranked 577th, Lewis and Clark High School ranked 814th and Ferris High School ranked 1,202nd. Ferris did not make the list last year.

Mt. Spokane High School in the Mead School District was ranked 1,466 in 2009, but dropped off the list this year, according to Newsweek’s website.

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