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Folsom, Vista del Lago among Newsweek’s Top STEM High Schools

Newsweek Top STEM schools logo Folsom and Vista del Lago high schools are among the best in the nation in providing students rich opportunities to study in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), according to Newsweek’s annual Top 5,000 STEM High Schools rankings. 

Folsom High ranked 1,756th, while Vista del Lago ranked 2,031st. 

According to its website, here’s the methodology Newsweek uses to compile its rankings: Educational Research™ (SER) has developed a proprietary scoring logic utilizing the latest in regression analysis that takes into consideration a broad set of quantitative and qualitative data inputs, collected from Q2 2015 - Q3 2019. The purpose was to determine which primary/secondary institutions in America best offer students experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) —as defined by the Congressional Research Service — while preparing them for post-secondary outcomes. Additional factors including affluence and median household income were taken into consideration in compiling the rankings.”

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