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"Gold Medal Schools" 
from  US News & World Reports

2007 "Gold Medal Winners" are those top 100 national high schools selected by US News & World Reports magazine.
 
FAIRGRADE researched the grading policies for 44 of the 100 schools, using 2007-08 high school profiles, Florida legislation, and/or phone conversations with school staff.  (Hard copies of this data are available from FAIRGRADE.) 

The 44 Gold Medal High Schools selected for the FAIRGRADE data research were chosen to reflect the geographic diversity in grading scale usage.  

Of the 44 Gold Medal High Schools FAIRGRADE researched, 33 high schools use the standard 10-point grading scale and only one school of the 44 uses a 6-point like the one Fairfax County (FCPS) schools use.  The other 10 schools FAIRGRADE researched use other grading scale methods including individual teacher discretion and numeric grades. 

The following FCPS high schools that made the "Gold Medal Winners" list and their ranking on the list for 2007 are: 

FCPS HIGH SCHOOL GOLD MEDAL RANKING GRADING SCALE
 Thomas Jefferson  #1 of 100  6 pt. scale
 Langley High School  #37 of 100  6 pt. scale
 Oakton High School  #88 of 100  6 pt. scale
 

The 44 schools FAIRGRADE researched from the 100 Gold Medal Winners and their ranking for 2007 are:

HIGH SCHOOL & STATE GOLD MEDAL RANKING GRADING SCALE
Int’l Baccalaureate Progm.-FL  #3 of 100 10 pt. scale
Pine View for Gifted - FL            #6 of 100 10 pt. scale
Design & Arch., Sr. Hi-FL   #8 of 100 10 pt. scale
Stanton College Prep.-FL            #9 of 100 10 pt. scale
Gretchen Whitney High-CA  #12 of 100 no official scale
University High-AZ     #13 of 100 10 pt. scale
Stuyvesant High – NY           #15 of 100 numeric grades
Boston Latin (MA)        #19 of 100 10 pt. scale
Bronx H.S. of Science –NY     #20 of 100 10 pt. scale
Northside College Prep.-IL   #24 of 100 6 pt. scale
Alex. Dreyfoos Jr. School-FL   #25 of 100 10 pt. scale
Edgemont High-NY              #28 of 100 10 pt. scale
Horace Greeley HS-NY #29 of 100 10 pt. scale
Paxox/Adv. Studies-FL            #30 of 100 10 pt. scale
Highland Park HS –TX             #33 of 100 numeric grades
Wooton High-MD                     #34 of 100 10 pt. scale
Whitman High-MD                    #40 of 100 10 pt. scale
Churchill High-MD                  #42 of 100 10 pt. scale
Great Neck S.HS-NY     #43 of 100 numeric grades
Newport Sr. High-WA          #44 of 100 no official grades
Townsend Harris-NY              #45 of 100 numeric grades
Indian Hill HS-OH                       #48 of 100 10 pt. scale
Suncoast CmmtyHS-FL         #51 of 100 10 pt. scale
Rye High School-NY                #52 of 100 numeric grades
Scarsdale High-NY       #55 of 100 10 pt. scale
Brighton HS-NY                   #57 of 100 10 pt. scale
Jericho Sr. HS-NY            #58 of 100 10 pt. scale
Monta Vista High-CA          #59 of 100 10 pt. scale
D’Evelyn Senior High-CO     #62 of 100 10 pt. scale
Dover-Sherborn High-MA     #65 of 100 10 pt. scale
Henry M. Gunn-CA             #66 of 100 10 pt. scale
Piedmont HS-CA              #68 of 100 10 pt. scale
Wellesley High-MA                #70 of 100 10 pt. scale
Cold Spg. HarborHS-NY             #71 of 100 10 pt. scale
Lynnbrook HS-CA                   #73 of 100 10 pt. scale
Blind Brook HS-NY             #75 of 100 10 pt. scale
University HS-NY                #76 of 100 10 pt. scale
Manhasset High-NY              #78 of 100 10 pt. scale
Walnut Hills HS-OH                  #83 of 100 10 pt. scale
Palo Alto HS-CA                     #85 of 100 10 pt. scale
Lincoln Park HS-IL                     #90 of 100 10 pt. scale
Palos VerdesHS-CA                    #93 of 100 10 pt. scale
Princeton High-NJ                   #94 of 100 10 pt. scale
Millburn HS-NJ             #97 of 100 10 pt. scale

Here is a breakout of the top 13 States Who Made the Gold Medal Winner List:
 
CA (32 High Schools)
 
NY (18 High Schools)
 
TX (10 High Schools)
 
FL (8 High Schools)
 
IL (6 High Schools)
 
MA (5 High Schools)
 
OH (4 High Schools)
 
AZ, MD, NJ, VA, WA (3 High Schools each)
 
CO (2 High Schools)