Three U.P. high schools receive national awards from U.S. News & World Report

MICHIGAN — U.S. News & World Report released their rankings of public high schools earlier this week, and over 20,500 schools were evaluated overall.

The highest ranking Upper Peninsula high school was Houghton Central High School. The Gremlins ranked 53rd in the state and 1,527 in the nation. The school also received a silver award.

In Michigan, L’Anse Area High School and Ishpeming High School were also ranked at 142 and 151 in the state, respectively. L’Anse and Ishpeming both received bronze awards as well, and were recognized nationally.

Fourteen other U.P. High schools were recognized, but not ranked, on the state level and were given bronze awards.

  • Baraga Area High School
  • Bark River-Harris High School
  • Carney-Nadeau High School
  • Cedarville High School
  • Chassell High School
  • Ewen-Trout Creek
  • Gwinn High School
  • Hancock High School
  • Jeffers High School
  • La Salle High School
  • Mid Peninsula High School
  • North Central High School
  • Stephenson High School
  • West Iron County High School

The report bases their ranking and evaluation on how schools serve all of their students. US News & World Report also evaluates how prepared students are for college-level coursework.

In Michigan, 251 schools were ranked. The International Academy of Macomb was the highest ranked school from Michigan, and was 7th in the national rankings.

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