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Monday, May 09, 2005

The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. High Schools

As a recruiter, I thought this list was invaluable. As a parent, I thought it was invaluable. When I was younger, the pressure was to get into the right college. Now I sense the pressure of going to the right high school will spill over to the right grade school, nursery and hospital to be born in. Still, this is good information to have.

READ: The Complete List of the 1,000 Top U.S. Schools

Comments:
The Jack Grubman case actually showed that the pressure to get into the right pre-school exists, the 92nd ST Y pre-school in that particular case if I remember correctly.
So it all depends on what your priorities are, and the funny part is that there are many studies out there that clearly show that which school or college you go to does not matter very much for your achievements in the long run, I quote below from an article in Bloomberg,
" Wisconsin, with 29,000 undergraduates, tied with Harvard University's Harvard College for first place in educating the most chief executive officers of companies included in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, according to data compiled by Bloomberg"
and
" By the time executives are considered for a CEO job, their degree often fades in importance, says Tom Neff, former chairman of executive search firm Spencer Stuart Inc. ``It's a rare occasion when a client says I want a graduate of an Ivy League school or Harvard,'' Neff says"
and more impressively a lot of them never completed their college degree
"At least 16 current CEOs never got an undergraduate degree..."
 
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