LHS ranks as one of Best High Schools in America.

April 24, 2020

LHS ranks as one of Best High Schools in America.

Oriole News is a presentation of Ludington Area School District in collaboration with Mason County Press.

Ludington High School, for the fourth consecutive year, has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in America. Ludington Area School District improved its ranking throughout the state and across the nation in the latest rankings that were released earlier this week. From 2019 to 2020, Ludington High School improved its ranking by 34 schools in the state and by 327 schools across the nation. LHS also improved its overall score from 76.86 in 2019 to 81.64 in 2020.

The U.S. News & World Report describes a great high school as one that “educates all students from different social and economic backgrounds, exposing them to challenging coursework on the path to graduation.” The highest ranked public schools in the publication’s list of Best High Schools in 2020 are those schools whose “attendees demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated students in high proportions.”

U.S. News & World Report ranked 17,790 public high schools out of more than 24,000 public high schools that were reviewed in 2020. This included public high schools that had a 12th grade enrollment of 15 students or greater, or otherwise had sufficient enrollment in other high school grades during the 2017-2018 school year to be analyzed.

The ranking was calculated by summing each public high school’s weighted scores across six indicators of school quality. A zero to 100 overall score reflective of performance across these metrics was then calculated for each school. The overall scores depict how well each school did on a national percentile basis. Schools below the 25th percentile had their scores concealed and displayed together in the entire bottom quartile’s ranking range. Schools without a grade 12 or with very small enrollment are displayed as unranked by the publication.

The six indicators of school quality measured by the index for each public school were: college readiness (30%), college curriculum breadth (10%), math and reading proficiency (20%), math and reading performance (20%), underserved student performance (10%), and graduation rate (10%).

The Ludington Area Schools District is pleased to share that for the fourth consecutive year, Ludington High School has been recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the Best High Schools in America. The District improved its ranking throughout the state and across the nation in the latest rankings that were released today. From 2019 to 2020, Ludington High School improved its ranking by 34 schools in the state and by 327 schools across the nation. LHS also improved its overall score from 76.86 in 2019 to 81.64 in 2020.

“The District could not be more proud of its staff and students,” said Superintendent Jason Kennedy. “Each stakeholder continues to play an integral role in the education of all children across the District. The District is proud of the continued dedication and work hard, perseverance, and pursuit of educational excellence by its staff, students, and families. While the District recognizes that there are many facets of the educational experience within the District that it will continue to grow and improve upon, the District is proud of this accomplishment and will celebrate it together as one school community with all District’s stakeholders.”

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