Newsweek Announces Top 5,000 Schools as Named by STEM.org – Foxcroft Academy Earns No. 2,421 Spot

November 12, 2019

Dover-Foxcroft, ME – Newsweek announced its ranking of the top 5,000 STEM high schools for 2019, honoring excellence in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Foxcroft Academy was named 2,421.

With its long history of reporting on scientific breakthroughs, technological revolutions, and societal challenges, Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America’s Best STEM High Schools. The list includes schools in every region of the country that offer skilled teachers who keep up with developments in these fields and who create dynamic learning environments to engage their students.

The top 5,000 schools (out of over 27,000 high schools) were curated from STEM.org Educational Research TM (SER) using a proprietary scoring logic that took 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.

“Children don’t realize it, but they’re natural STEM students,” says Nancy Cooper, Newsweek Global Editor in Chief. “We need to make sure that innate drive, curiosity, and creativity aren’t lost along the way. These high schools are helping to ensure America’s future in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is in good hands.”

“Foxcroft Academy‘s mission is preparing students for the 21st century and over the ten years, we have increased STEM offerings to help prepare our students for the many STEM career opportunities,” said FA Head of School Arnold Shorey.  “This included adding coding, robotics, advanced math classes, and IB classes. It is nice to have received such recognition.”

Newsweek’s November 15 special double issue is available on newsstands now and includes the top 500 STEM high schools. The full list of 5,000 top STEM high schools will be available on Newsweek.com.

About Newsweek
Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high‐quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 85 years. Newsweek provides the latest news, in‐depth analysis, and ideas about international issues, technology, business, culture, and politics.

About STEM.org Educational ResearchTM
STEM.org Educational ResearchTM is the longest continually operating, privately held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America, based in Southfield, Michigan.