ROSCOMMON – Northern Michigan Schools have a tradition of excellence renowned across the state. Those traditions and standards were acknowledged by U.S. News and World Report in a release earlier today.
According to the magazine, Roscommon High School was listed as one of the BEST high schools in the nation, ranking #49 out 660 in Michigan.
The state rankings of other area area schools of similar size include:
- Elk Rapids #54
- Grayling #68
- Glen Lake #93
- Tawas #106
- Harbor Springs #109
- Charlevoix #142
- Houghton Lake #148
- Mio #180
- Benzie Central #184
- Kalkaska #185
- Gaylord #199
According to the release, “Only the top 40% of schools earned eligibility to display a U.S. News Best High Schools 2019 badge. U.S. News ‘Best’ badges are widely recognized as symbols of excellence in U.S. education. Many award-winning schools have displayed them to enhance school spirit and community pride – as well as to maintain attendance levels that are often crucial to obtaining adequate state funding.
- Best High Schools 2019 includes national rankings of 17,000 schools, along with Charter, Magnet, STEM, and state rankings. Each school’s profile page shows detailed, school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body, location, school type, and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.
- This year’s rankings are based on a more in-depth analysis than in the past, as explained recently by Robert Morse, U.S. News’s chief data strategist.
- A methodology report describes how the rankings were calculated. They are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings.
- The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education.