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These Arizona high schools send the most students to Harvard, Princeton & MIT

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Posted at 7:57 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 15:41:15-05

One Phoenix high school topped all others in sending the most students to Harvard, Princeton and Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and it wasn't a private or charter school.

While a few charter school operators — such as Basis Charter Schools and Great Hearts Academiesusually top the overall local school rankings by SAT scores, it was Desert Vista High School, a traditional public school, that sent the most graduating students to the top three prestigious Ivy League colleges between 2015-2018, according to an annual ranking from PolarisList.

While the ranking focuses on the total number of graduates sent during the four-year period from 2015-2018, Chaparral High School in Scottsdale saw four of its students in the graduating year of 2018 go to one of the three colleges, MIT.

PolarisList researchers said they focused on Harvard, Princeton and MIT based on a combination of their selectivity and their accessibility to lower income students.

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