Owosso High School Ranks in Top 7%
of High Schools Nationwide
On April 22, “U.S. News and World Report,” one the nation’s most reputable sources for news, shared their findings of the Best High Schools project which identifies the country’s top-performing public high schools. Owosso High School was ranked 41st in Michigan and scored 1,440 out of 21,035 schools in the nation, earning the organization’s “Silver” ranking.
According to the report, “A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.”
Although the ranking formula was somewhat complex, it demonstrates that: 1.) Owosso High School students are performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state and 2.) Owosso High School’s least advantaged students are performing better than average for similar students in the state when considering math and reading proficiency ratings. After meeting the first two criteria, Owosso was eligible to be judged nationally on the final step--college-readiness performance—using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success. The third step measured high schools that produced the best college-level achievement for the highest percentages of their students. To view the full report, visit: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan/rankings
mission at Owosso High School along with the International
Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young
people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through
intercultural understanding and respect.
On behalf of the staff of Owosso High School, have a great year!