U.S. News & World Report recently published its first-ever rankings of public elementary and middle schools, and all three Highland elementary schools and the district’s middle school earned a “Best School” badge.
Highland Middle School was ranked No. 69 out of 1,224 middle schools in the state.
According to the survey, 86% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 90% scored at or above that level for reading. This ranking places HMS among the top 30% of middle schools in Ohio.
The district’s elementary schools were ranked amongst 1,637 K-5 schools statewide. Hinckley Elementary stands at No. 30 in the state as a result of school’s performance on state-required tests, graduation and how well teachers and the administration prepare students for high school. At Hinckley Elementary, 98% of students scored at or above the proficient level for math, and 92% scored at or above that level for reading.
Granger Elementary has been ranked No. 67, with 95% of students scoring at or above the proficient level for math, and 91% scoring at or above that level for reading.
Rounding out the rankings is Sharon Elementary School, which placed No.148. The survey said 98% of students scored at or above proficient levels for math, and 92% scored at or above that level for reading.
“These are impressive statewide rankings and we should be proud of the continued growth of our students, despite these challenging times,” Superintendent Catherine Aukerman said. “Our administration and staff at each of these buildings remain committed to the highest academic expectations for our students so that they have every opportunity to reach their full learning potential. I commend them on a job well done.” ∞