Grand Haven High School named one of nation's top high schools
The U.S. News & World Report has awarded Grand Haven High School (GHHS) the prestigious Silver Medal ranking in the latest "America's Best High Schools" results released this week.
They analyzed 22,000 high schools in the country and ranked GHHS 1,124th, or in the top 5 percent of all high schools in the U.S. In Michigan, GHHS ranked 26th out of 826 high schools, which includes charter and magnet schools, placing them in the top 3 percent.
"We are very proud of our students and staff for this accomplishment," GHHS Principal Tracy Wilson says. "We know we have a program of excellence, and this recognition proves that."
U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. AIR implemented U.S. News's comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators. This year's results are based on 2009-2010 data.