MV Captures a Bronze Medal

MV Awarded a Bronze Medal
Posted on 2009/12/15
Bronze Medal

Moon Valley High School was again awarded a Bronze Medal by U.S. News & World Report for the performance during the 2007-2008 school year. Student college readiness was evaluated in nearly 21,000 schools in 48 states by the independent research firm S c h o o l M a t t e r s ,  There were 37 schools awarded across Arizona, including seven out of nine schools in our own Glendale Union High School District.

Criteria used to determine the top schools are based on data derived from the 2007-2008 school year. Levels of achievement included Gold for the top 100 schools, Silver for the next 461 and Bronze to 1,189 additional schools, Moon Valley among them. Professional analyses began by comparing state math and reading results on all students in each school, which were then factored using a formula that accounted for the percentage of economically disadvantaged students. Schools that performed higher than expected went on to the next level.

Three steps were developed to determine how the schools performed. Schools that made it past the first hurdle were then studied to find whether traditionally disadvantaged students performed better than similar students in the state. This group’s math and reading results were compared against state group results and the schools with higher-than-average performance were selected.

The final judging was college-readiness performance, which used Advanced Placement assessment data. Schools who produced the highest percentage of students who both participated and passed with an AP score of 3 or higher were awarded a medal.

Congratulations to MV students and teachers who earned this honor!