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BEND, OR -- A local high school was recently ranked among the top in the state. U.S. News and World Report named Summit High the 11th best public high school in Oregon.


Summit Principal Alice DeWittie thinks the school’s advanced placement classes garnered them the high ranking. “We have an open AP program so any student can take AP. For example, we’re in AP testing season right now and we’re just under a thousand AP tests. That’s up a lot over recent years.” 


Click HERE to view the full state ranking from U.S. News and World Report.


DeWittie tells KBND News, “Kids are challenging themselves. Our pass rates are continuing to improve over that time as well. I think that speaks to the strength of the teachers and the work they’re doing in the classroom and the students wanting to take on a challenge and then really giving it everything they’ve got.” 


Summit High has ranked in the top-20 before, but never as high as number 11. It was also the highest ranked school outside of the Portland Metro or Eugene areas. 

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