High school is obviously an important time for learning. Often times, what you learn in K-12 dictates the kind of education you’ll get for the rest of your life. As the daughter of a public high school teacher and counselor, I know the importance of high school first hand.
U.S. News & World Report has released its annual list of the 100 best high schools in the nation, and three Michigan high schools are in there. The publication also released a list of the 50 best Michigan high schools for 2022. The rankings were released on Tuesday (April 26), so they’re very current. Note that for the rankings, “Schools were required to have assessment data available to be reviewed for a ranking. Some imputations were made, though, for missing data for student body, subgroup level assessment data and graduation rates.”
Rankings are based on a variety of factors, such as college readiness (30%), college curriculum breadth (10%), state assessment proficiency (20%), state assessment performance (20%), underserved student performance (10%) and graduation rate (10%). The data is from the 2019-20 school year, and it looks at all public high schools in the state. “With most states closing schools for in-person instruction beginning in March 2020 – typically just before most states conduct assessments – the U.S. Department of Education granted waivers allowing all states to forego state testing for the 2019-2020 school year,” the publication states.
So, which schools are the best of the best in Michigan? Read on for the full list of the 50 best high schools in Michigan, with the top three even falling into the category of the top 100 best high schools in the U.S.