OPRF eliminates class rankings

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

The District 200 Board of Education on Feb. 28, approved the elimination of OPRF's class ranking system.

School administrators had previously discussed doing away with the rankings, similar to other schools in the state and nationally that have done so.

The elimination at OPRF will affect only sophomores this year and will be phased in with remaining student body. Class ranking will no longer appear on transcripts but grade point averages will remain and continue to be highlighted.

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Posted: March 8th, 2013 10:07 PM

Can someone explain the rationale for eliminating class rankings? Will there no longer be valedictorians? Seems having a good ranking would serve as a strong motivator for students. We certainly have cut-throat competition in many sports here -- what is wrong with healthy competition in academics?


Posted: March 8th, 2013 8:05 PM

nyc schools got rid of this many years ago. oprf had caught up!!!

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