Shade High School was ranked as the 4th best high school in Somerset County by U.S. News and World Report in their 2021 rankings. Shade was ranked fourth behind Windber, Berlin-Brothersvalley, and Somerset.
U.S. News and World Report ranks high schools on six criteria – college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. According to U.S. News and World Report, college readiness specifically measures participation and performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.
An article about the U.S. News and World Report rankings from the Daily American can be read at the following link:
Additional information on the U.S. News & World Report rankings on high schools can be found at the following link: