Two Dearborn high schools made the cut as the "Best High Schools in Michigan," according to rankings released this week by U.S. News & World Report.
The publication evaluated nearly 22,000 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards, how well they prepare students for college, and other factors.
A total of 826 Michigan high schools were evaluated. Six received gold medals, with another 49 receiving silver medals and 149 receiving bronze medals. Only the 55 gold and silver medalists received official state and national rankings.
was ranked 50th in the state (1,848th in the country), and was awarded a silver medal.
was also awarded a silver medal, with a ranking of 55th in the state (2,007th in the country).
did not rank, but was given a bronze medal for above-average proficiency standards.
The schools ranked relatively low on college-readiness, based on the U.S. News & World Report's standards, which are based on the percentage of students who pass AP exams. Dearborn, Fordson and Edsel ranked 18.2, 16.3 and 15.2, respectively.