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Grand Haven and Central High schools earn medals in U.S. News & World Report rankings
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The U.S. News & World Report has awarded Grand Haven High School the prestigious Silver Medal ranking in the latest "America's Best High Schools" results released this week.

Researchers analyzed 21,000 high schools in the country and ranked GHHS 897th, or in the top six percent of all high schools in the U.S. In Michigan, GHHS ranked 22nd out of 838 high schools, which includes charter and magnet schools, placing them in the top three percent.

"We are very proud of our students and staff for again attaining this accomplishment," says GHHS Principal Tracy Wilson. "This award demonstrates that we continue to have a program of excellence."
 
In addition, Central High School in Grand Rapids was issued a Bronze Medal ranking, which recognizes schools that qualify for recognition, but do not offer advanced placement or IB courses.
 
"This is a great honor," says Central High School principal Paul Kunde. "We know we have something special here at Central, and our students and staff should feel proud of this award."
 
U.S. News teamed up with the Washington, D.C.-based American Institutes for Research, 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 2010-2011 data.

 

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