Reporting Ron Dewey
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (WWJ) – The annual U.S. News and World Report Survey ranks a Bloomfield Hills High School as among the top 20 High Schools in the United States.
Schools were evaluated on student performance on state-mandated assessments, and how effectively schools educated minorities and economically-disadvantaged students.
“You can be a charter school from the inner city, or you can be from a poor neighborhood and you can still be a top performing school,” said Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News and World Report.
The International Academy in Bloomfield Hills was the top Michigan school, and is ranked number 18 nationally. At the school, community service is emphasized along with academics, and students can earn up to a year of college credit before they graduate.
Other local high schools in the top five percent nationally included Grosse Pointe South, Birmingham Seaholm, Troy, Rochester Adams, Pioneer High, Huron High, and Groves High School.
“Top schools, they score the highest in college readiness. They’ve also been top performers on their state assessment tests,” Morse said.
The top school for all the U.S. is The School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas.
Click here for the complete list of top performing schools in Michigan.