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Report ranks Tulsa's Booker T. Washington top high school in Oklahoma

Tulsa high school named best in state
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL Modified: April 26, 2013 at 7:09 pm •  Published: April 27, 2013

In the two academic categories, U.S. News and World Report gave scores according to how well students performed in certain subjects.

For algebra, Waynoka received the highest score. Arapaho-Butler, Okeene, Mulhall-Orlando and Plainview tied for second. Adair, Chattanooga, Springer and Cheyenne tied for third.

For English, Classen School of Advanced Studies received the highest score. Owasso, Hammon, Okeene, Chisholm, Arnett and Berryhill tied for second.

Of the 403 Oklahoma high schools eligible for top honors, three received gold medal honors: Booker T. Washington, Classen School of Advanced Studies and Edmond North. Another 14 schools received silver medals.

Overall, 4.2 percent of Oklahoma high schools received gold or silver honors. California had the highest percentage with 27.8 percent, and Hawaii finished last with no gold or silver schools. Oklahoma was ranked No. 43 nationally.