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Four AAPS High Schools Excel in U.S. News and World Report Rankings

Four Ann Arbor High Schools Earn Silver Medals In U.S. News and World Report 2017 High School Rankings

Four Ann Arbor Public Schools High Schools won silver medals in the recently released U.S News and World Report 2017 Best High Schools rankings. This achievement continues a trend of Ann Arbor Public Schools high schools medaling in this rigorous national comparative assessment of high school programs.

The 2017 Best High Schools rankings awards the top 6,041 public high schools with gold, silver and bronze medals, indicating their level of college readiness. In the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, Michigan has six schools with gold medals, 79 with silver medals and 160 with bronze medals. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

AAPS Pioneer High School placed 8th in Michigan in the latest rankings.  The school has been in the top 20 every year since U.S News and World Reports resumed publishing high school rankings in 2012.

AAPS Skyline High School ranked 15th in Michigan, AAPS Huron High School placed 29th, and AAPS Community High School ranked 64th in the state among the approximately 849 high schools in Michigan.

This year’s rankings, using the U.S. News comprehensive rankings methodology, is based on these key principles:

  • that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that
  • a top-performing high school must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

“The U.S. News and World Reports designation of Community, Huron, Pioneer and Skyline as 2017 Best High Schools again confirms the top quality learning experience and rigorous programming characteristics of our quality Ann Arbor Public Schools. We are especially proud of our students, staff, parents and the Ann Arbor community as these awards reflect yet another measure of our exceptional Ann Arbor Public Schools education,” states Superintendent Swift.