JICHS Ranks in Top 3 Percent
James Irwin Charter High School has been ranked in the top three percent of public high schools in the nation, according to the Newsweek Magazine/Daily Beast issue of 5/20/2012. Of the 27,468 public high schools in America, JICHS came in ranked at 882, earning it a silver medal in the annual publication that ranks colleges and high schools each spring. Locally, it ranked as the fifth best high school in the city, behind The Classical Academy (ranked 308 in the nation), Cheyenne Mountain High School (349), The Vanguard School (680), and Rampart High School (762).
On the state-wide level, it ranked 17th out of 385 public high schools in Colorado, which places it in the top six percent of schools in the state. Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette ranked first in the State of Colorado, and 43rd in the nation.
The ranking demonstrates that James Irwin Charter High School is at a level that positively compares to some of the state’s best schools, and in fact surprisingly out-ranks some. As a school in Harrison School District 2, school officials are pleased that the quality of education at JICHS is placing the district in favorable view, not just locally, but in the nation.