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Number of Valedictorians per school?

Hey guys, I've been wondering about this for a while... How many valedictorians are there usually in a school? Is it just one, or can multiple students share the title? Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hello! The number of valedictorians at a school can vary depending on the school's policy and, of course, the students' academic performances. In some schools, there's only one valedictorian – typically the student with the highest GPA in their class.

However, in other schools, multiple students can share the title if their GPAs are tied, or if they're very close. This is known as having 'co-valedictorians.

Some schools may also choose to use different systems of recognition, like utilizing a weighted GPA or having a top 10%, instead of having just one valedictorian or multiple co-valedictorians. It's important to check with your school to see exactly how they choose to recognize their top-performing students, as policies may vary.

Hope this helps clarify things for you! Good luck with your studies!

7 months ago

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