University School of Nashville fared well in an admittedly not-that-scientific survey of eight top colleges, according to a Wall Street Journal report from December 2007. The report, compiled by the Journal's "Weekend Journal" staff, looked at freshman classes at Harvard, Princeton, MIT, Williams, Pomona, Swarthmore, the University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins to see how many independent school students were enrolled from various schools in 2007, then divided that number by the number of graduates at the high school.
USN was the only southeastern school in the list.
Yay. Now the disclaimer from the announcement:
Of course, college placement is only one measure of a high school's success, and varies from year to year. Many high schools emphasized to us that they strive to find the right match for each student, not the college with the most cachet.
Still, a nice little gem for a unique school that attempts to do more than it has the money to do. I'm proud.