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    Memphis Education briefs: Middle College High cited in magazine

    Hollis F. Price Middle College High cited in magazine

    Jane Roberts, Bartholomew Sullivan - The Commercial Appeal -

    Hollis F. Price Middle College High School was named a Bronze Medal School in U.S. News & World Report's "Best High Schools in America" for 2012.

    U.S. News analyzed nearly 22,000 public high schools, ranking top tier schools as gold, silver or bronze winners. Hollis Price was the only winner in Memphis City Schools. The awards are based on test scores. Hollis Price delivered an overall score of 92.6 percent.

    Students can earn up to two years of college credit at Hollis, based on the LeMoyne-Owen College campus. In its five-year history, 100 percent of its graduates have been accepted into college and have earned nearly $12 million in scholarships.

    Last month, the school was named among 20 Reward schools in the county. It was the only one cited for making significant gains and decreasing the achievement gap.