How many NM Semi Finalists at your school? Is my school abnormal?

<p>So there were 16 semi-finalists for National Merit at my school, which seems like a LOT to me. How many at most schools?</p>

<p>It depends how big your school is. My school has 171 seniors and I was the only semi-finalist. </p>


<p>about 25 at our school out of 900</p>

<p>8 out of 425 at our hs. This was an all-time record. Usually it's 2-3.</p>

<p>My school is a class of 635. This year we tied our record of 16, but its never been higher. I'm really excited I made the cutoff, it was 211 and I got a 211. Thank goodness Arizona is full of hicks.</p>

<p>Our town has 2 high schools. The public school has approximately 600 seniors, and my dd attends a private school with a class of 8, yes 8. She was the only semifinalist in the whole town with a score of 222. Last year same thing. Approx 600 in the other high school, 13 in our high school, and 1 semifinalist with a score of 227.</p>

<p>My daughter's school had 15 NMFs from a class of 431.</p>

<p>Wow, 13 people in your school? What kind of school is that?</p>

<p>class size - 450
nmsf - 81</p>

<p>we had 14/~390.</p>

<p>WOW jfs- is your school private?</p>

<p>no. /*****************/</p>

<p>wow, impressive school.</p>

<p>Class of 75 (oh yea, rural upstate NY)...I think I was the first semi in over 5 years</p>

<p>Son's school</p>

<p>class size - 560
nmsf - 1</p>

<p>only NMSF in the past eight years</p>

<p>class of 665</p>

<p>12 commended
1 semi-finalist
1 finalist</p>

<p>~25 out of 550</p>

<p>7 finalists from a class 570 or so.</p>

<p>Semi-finallists are not equal.</p>

<p>we had 0. three commended. out of 500.</p>