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Website says Trussville 4th-best school district in state

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — A website has ranked Trussville City Schools as the fourth-best school district in the state of Alabama.

The website, www.schooldigger.com, ranks Vestavia Hills City Schools No. 1, Mountain Brook City Schools No. 2 and Cullman City Schools No. 3.

Districts are listed in order by a rank score, which is determined by averaging the ranks of the individual schools within each district.

Vestavia Hills’ rank score was .970. Mountain Brook’s was .968 and Cullman’s was .941. Trussville’s rank score was .917. The Jefferson County School District came in 60th in the rankings, with a rank score of .517.

The website ranks schools based on the most recently reported test scores. Its ranking system for most states is as follows: it takes all the schools that have test scores for math and English. It takes the average math score across all the grades, and the average English score across all the grades, and adds them together to make a combined score. That combined score is then sorted. The highest combined score is ranked No. 1, the second highest No. 2 and so on.

SchoolDigger.com only ranks schools that are designated as “regular” elementary, middle or high schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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