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Best High Schools: Bronze Medal and Honorable Mention Schools by the Numbers

Here are statistics about the bronze medal and honorable mention schools.

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Summary Statistics
Number of schools analyzed 21,069
Number of states analyzed 48
Number of states with at least one school identified (gold or silver) 42
  Bronze All (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) Honorable Mention
  Totals % of Total Totals % of Total Totals % of Total
Total schools identified 1,321 6% 1,925 9% 17 100%
Poverty Distribution
Schools with poverty enrollment >=25% 1,144 87% 1,337 69% 2 12%
Schools with poverty enrollment >=50% 590 45% 679 35% 1 6%
Schools with poverty enrollment>= 75% 174 13% 205 11% 1 6%
Schools with no significant poverty enrollment (<5% or "n.a.") 30 2% 203 11% 8 47%
Title I schools (i.e., receiving some Title I assistance) 730 55% 905 47% 4 24%
Schools with Schoolwide Title I (i.e., with concentrated poverty) 491 37% 577 30% 1 6%
Minority Distribution
Schools with minority enrollment >=25% 446 34% 631 33% 4 24%
Schools with minority enrollment >=50% 254 19% 360 19% 3 18%
Schools with minority enrollment >=75% 143 11% 195 10% 1 6%
Schools with no significant minority enrollment (<5% or "n.a.") 565 43% 720 37% 2 12%

Schools with no significant minorities tested (i.e., no ach gap data*)

* excludes schools in HI, MD and VT, where subgroup data were not available for statewide analysis

415 31% 571 30% 5 29%
School Structure
Charter schools 67 5% 95 5% 3 18%
Magnet schools 38 3% 100 5% 2 12%
Community Environment
Schools in large cities 132 10% 253 13% 3 18%
Schools in mid-size cities 38 3% 98 5% 2 12%
Schools in small cities 33 2% 80 4% 2 12%
Schools in suburban areas of large cities 84 6% 340 18% 7 41%
Schools in suburban areas of mid-size cities 11 1% 29 2% 0 0%
Schools in suburban areas of small cities 14 1% 20 1% 1 6%
Schools in towns on fringe of urban areas 35 3% 50 3% 0 0%
Schools in towns distant from urban areas 50 4% 59 3% 0 0%
Schoolls in remote towns 72 5% 78 4% 0 0%
Schools in rural areas on fringe of urban areas 115 9% 165 9% 2 12%
Schools in rural areas distant from urban areas 280 21% 289 15% 0 0%
Schools in remote rural areas 452 34% 459 24% 0 0%