WHS Earns U.S. News Silver Medal for Second Consecutive Year

Wooster High School has earned a silver medal ranking from the U.S. News list of “Best High Schools” in the United States. Each year, U.S. News ranks high schools based on various proficiencies including math, reading and college readiness.

U.S. News has ranked the nation’s best high schools each year since 2007. The 2016 rankings included data from over 21,000 public high schools nationwide, 2,673 of which received a gold or silver medal.

“We are very pleased to once again be ranked among the top high schools in the nation,” said Superintendent Dr.  Michael Tefs. “The medal signals the rigorous curriculum, fabulous faculty and innovative programming of the high school.”

Based on student performance collected by U.S. News, Wooster High School scored 94 percent proficiency in English, 92 percent proficiency in math and scored 25.1 on the college readiness index.

U.S. News worked in conjunction with American Institutes for Research to collect and analyze data specific to each state in terms of how well students performed on state assessments. High schools that made it beyond this analysis were then qualified based upon college readiness, which was determined by student success in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.

“I am proud of all students and staff members at Wooster High School for working so hard,” said Principal Tyler Keener.  “Our excellent faculty members and dedicated students make Wooster High School a special place to learn.”