CHILDREN AT RISK and Shell Announce Top 10 STEM High Schools in Georgia

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SAVANNAH, Ga., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Oil Company has once again sponsored CHILDREN AT RISK to take a deeper look at high school performance in math and science education. Each year, CHILDREN AT RISK ranks the top STEM High Schools when ranking the Top High Schools across Texas. This year, in recognition of Shell's large demand for a skilled STEM workforce in Georgia, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Texas, CHILDREN AT RISK has ranked the Top 10 STEM High Schools in Georgia.

Sponsoring STEM School Rankings is just one of the ways that Shell is working in the community to promote STEM education. The First Tee program was scheduled to swing into Georgia elementary schools May 1, 2014. "From our work with business partners in the community like Shell, it's apparent that STEM education is essential as we prepare students for a workforce that is increasingly reliant on skills in these areas," said Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of CHILDREN AT RISK.

Compiling and Analyzing the Data

High schools were measured on a set of math and science specific indicators that capture both performance and engagement in these areas. The indicators include performance on math and science standardized tests and college entrance exams, and offerings and enrollment in advanced math and science courses.

Top 10 STEM High Schools in Georgia

  1. School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (Gwinnett County)
  2. Columbus High School (Muscogee County)
  3. Walton High School (Cobb County)
  4. Pope High School (Cobb County)
  5. North Gwinnett High School (Gwinnett County)
  6. Davidson Magnet School (Richmond County)
  7. South Forsyth High School (Forsyth County)
  8. Johnson Magnet School (Richmond County)
  9. Brookwood High School (Gwinnett County)
  10. Northview High School (Fulton County)

CHILDREN AT RISK hopes these rankings bring awareness to the importance of making STEM education a priority.

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