Highland ranks among top greater-Cleveland, state high schools

Highland High School has again earned high national and metro-area rankings among the 2023 Best High Schools, released by U.S. News on Aug. 29.

Highland High School is now ranked sixth out of 120 high schools in the Cleveland Metro area and 29th among Ohio’s 741 high schools. It is also ranked No. 764 out of 17,680 high schools nationally, with an overall score of 95.68/100.

Highland saw marked improvements in the rankings over last year, jumping from No. 15 to No. 6 in the Cleveland Metro Area, No. 41 to No. 29  in the state, and No. 1,155 to No. 764 nationally. 

“Highland continues to strive for excellence in education, and being recognized as one of the best high schools in the state of Ohio and at the national level,” said Highland Local Schools Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. “[This] is a true testament to the commitment and dedication of our outstanding staff members, students and families. Our students continue to perform and excel at the highest levels, and I could not be prouder of their academic accomplishments and all that they achieve.”

The ranking, Aukerman said, is based on math, reading, and science proficiency, college readiness, and graduation rates.

“We are pleased to be ranked amongst the best in the state and nation and celebrate this success,” she added.

As part of its study, U.S. News evaluated over 24,000 public high schools nationwide, with nearly 18,000 schools ranked. The highest-ranked public schools are those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, science and reading state assessments, passed a diverse array of college-level exams and graduated in high proportions. ∞