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Roscommon, Grayling ranked in top 100 high schools

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.
  • 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.

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