Austin School District Could Nix Class Rank

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Lake Travis school district is considering removing class rank from the transcripts of all of its students, with the exception of students performing in the top 10 percent.

The state requires that schools report the class rank of students in the top 10 percent.

John O’Hare, Lake Travis director of secondary education, and Lake Travis High School Principal Kim Brents recently told school board members that the inclusion of class rank for students below the top 10 percent is detrimental to their chances of getting into college and to their chances of getting scholarships.

The comparison is also unfair, they argued, because the Lake Travis school district is one of the highest-performing districts in the state.

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