TECUMSEH — Tecumseh High School ranks among the top 17% of high schools in the nation, according to recently released rankings.
U.S. News & World Report recently released its rankings of high schools in the United States. Tecumseh High School ranked 106th out of 1,149 high schools in Michigan and 3,011th out of 17,857 ranked public schools in the U.S.
“A big hand goes to the administrators …, the teachers, the parents, the kids — that whole team, everybody, instructional assistants, the maintenance staff — it makes us a good place to be, it makes all the difference in the world, and that’s why our kids are scoring that well,” Tecumseh school board member Greg Lewis said during Monday’s board meeting. “That’s an incredible achievement and one I hope we shout from the mountain tops.”
“That doesn’t come by accident, right? That comes from a lot of hard work,” board President Tony Rebottaro said.
Tecumseh also ranked the highest in Lenawee County. The following are how other high schools in the county ranked within Michigan:
- Addison: 288
- Adrian: 319
- Blissfield: 255
- Britton Deerfield: 421
- Clinton: 132
- Hudson: 280
- Madison: 141
- Morenci: 468-650
- Onsted: 323
- Sand Creek: 405
Lenawee Christian School was not ranked.
U.S. News & World Report says it uses criteria such as college readiness, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate in making its rankings.
College readiness is based on the number of students who take at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exam, with earning a qualifying score worth three times as much as just taking the exam.
Math and reading proficiency is based on state assessments required for graduation, while performance is based on how those scores compare with U.S. News’ expectations given the proportions of students who are Black, Hispanic and from low-income households.
Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunches are considered low income.
Underserved student performance takes the scores on state assessments for students who are Black, Hispanic or from low-income households and compares them with typical scores in the state for non-undeserved students, with parity or higher being the goal.
College curriculum breadth is based on the proportions of 12th graders who took and earned a qualifying score on AP and IB exams in multiple areas.