By Reflector-Chronicle Staff
CHAPMAN –– The naming of Chapman High School as a top school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report is an accomplishment for the entire district, said Superintendent Lacee Sell.
“We’re happy to celebrate and share (the accomplishment) with the entire school community,” said Chapman Superintendent Lacee Sell.
Students advanced through kindergarten, elementary school, middle school and high school at the district to achieve top scores, and that makes it a districtwide achievement, she said.
This is the second year in a row the school was awarded the Bronze Award, she said.
The award has been given much publicity, she said. A badge that designates the award has been placed on the school’s website.
The rating took into account student to teacher ratio, advanced placement and state assessment scores for reading the math, Sell said.
Chapman High School was one of 31 schools in the state of Kansas ranked with a bronze or higher out of 369 in the state, which includes public and private schools.
The school has also received the Governor’s Achievement Award, Building Level Standard of Excellence in reading, math and science, which meet Adequate Yearly Progress and is in the top five percent of high schools.