Area high schools get national recognition
WILLIAMS BAY—Four Walworth County high schools have been recognized nationally in U.S. News & World Report's annual high school rankings.
Two high schools in Rock County also making the rankings.
The magazine rated 19,908 high schools nationally. Of those, 69 schools from Wisconsin were ranked. The top 500 high schools nationally received gold awards. All of the six schools ranked in Rock and Walworth counties were given silver medals. Wisconsin ranked 17th nationally, according to the news release.
Local schools receiving recognition were:
-- Williams Bay High School, silver medal, ranked 522nd nationally, sixth in Wisconsin.
-- Elkhorn Area High School, silver medal, ranked 1,636th nationally, 36th in Wisconsin.
-- Lake Geneva Badger High School, silver medal, ranked 1,884th nationally, 43rd in Wisconsin.
-- East Troy High School, silver medal, ranked 1,941st nationally, 46th in Wisconsin.
-- Janesville Craig High School, silver medal, ranked 2,172nd nationally, 56th in Wisconsin.
-- Janesville Parker High School, silver medal, ranked 2,619th nationally, 66th in Wisconsin.
The magazine based its rankings on each high school's overall state test scores in math and reading, including the test performance of economically disadvantaged and minority students. The magazine also considered graduation rates and the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement or other college-readiness tests, according to the news release.
High schools ranking 501st and higher nationally were silver medal winners, according to the release.