Highland High School is ranked among the top 50 schools in the state by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News evaluated more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide.
In Ohio, Highland ranked an impressive 43, earning a Silver Medal!
“To be recognized as one of the top 15 high schools in Northeast Ohio and to be in the top 7 percent statewide, is a great accomplishment not only for Highland High School but for the entire district and community,” said Superintendent Catherine Aukerman. “We recognize that this is truly a team effort because without the strong academic foundation that is provided to our students at the elementary schools and middle school, and without the support of great families at home, this recognition at the high school level would not be possible. We are always proud to be recognized as one of the best.”
In the national rankings, Highland placed 1,242.
Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students. U.S. News’ data for Highland included:
- Total enrollment — 1,026
- Minority enrollment — 5 percent
- Student-teacher ratio — 22:1
- College readiness index — 41.2
- AP tested — 49 percent
- AP passed — 80 percent;
- Mathematics proficiency — 68 percent
- Reading proficiency — 74 percent