Another way to evaluate high schools is to look at their ranking system, GPA system and how does this compare to SAT scores or ACT performance. Where past students were admitted ( should be noted on the Profile ) is also another clue to determine how schools are performing. Please keep in mind that each high school has different populations, setting and soc/ economic surroundings; all impact a school. The question always is how did the student perform given the school's resources, the student's background and the background of the parents. Making the most of what is presented to the student coupled with how did they use the school's resources gives you a clear picture of the student. College also keep academic records of every student who attended and they can be grouped by high school. For example, I might know that an "A" in English from high school X is not a good indication of the students' abilities because I could trace back and see that many students from that school who earned an "A" struggled on our campus in English Comp.
Admission staff will put in context the student and where is that student coming from in terms of academic environment, economic background and how has the student used what was available to them.
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