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From pre-school to high school, young Riverstone scholars are headed toward a bright future. This is particularly true for college-bound students attending Elkins High School, which recently garnered a 2020 College Success Award from GreatSchools.org.
College Success Awards recognize public high schools that do an outstanding job of getting kids enrolled in and staying with college. Elkins was one of only 21 percent — or 2,158 schools across 29 states — to receive the award. It was one of 314 schools in Texas.
High schools are evaluated on school-level college readiness and postsecondary data shared by their state, including the number of students who enroll in college, those prepared for college-level coursework and those who remain in college beyond their first year. Schools are rated on a scale of one to 10.
Elkins was scored 9 out of 10. The school graduates 97 percent of its students. Of those graduates, 72 percent attended either a two-year or four-year college. This is well above the state rate of 55 percent.
Elkins offers a strong academic curriculum with more than 200 possible course selections including Advanced Placement (AP) and honors classes in subjects such as English, computer science, calculus, statistics, chemistry, biology, physics, studio art, art history, U.S. history, psychology, government, Spanish and French. Of the students that go on to take AP tests, 70 percent pass one or more of them.
GreatSchools is a non-profit organization that aggregates data and rates schools on a variety of measures to help parents choose the best schools for their children.
We congratulate the faculty and staff for their hard work. We know that because of them, the future looks bright for Riverstone students.