By: Tom Farris—
The U.S. News & World Reports magazine and website organization recently announced its comprehensive evaluations and rankings of the 21,500 high schools in the U.S., also ranking the 736 high schools (public, private and charter schools) in Indiana. The high schools in Delaware County achieved very high rankings – in state and national comparisons, emphasizing why many families are considering re-locating to Delaware County – because of the quality of education being produced by our area school systems, teachers, administration and students. When our area high schools rank from the top 1.7% to within the top 16% nationally (that’s better than 84% of the high schools in the nation), it is something to be very proud of and should to be used to attract more people to area schools.
Indiana High School Rankings (of 736) National High School Rankings (0f 21,500)
4. Indiana Academy – Muncie 365 Nationally / Gold Medal / Top 1.7% of U.S. all High Schools
9. Yorktown High School – Yorktown 767 Nationally / Silver Medal / Top 3.6% of U.S. all High Schools
11. Burris High School – BSU – Muncie 938 Nationally / Silver Medal / Top 4.4% of U.S. all High Schools
58. Muncie Central High School – Muncie Nationally Recognized / Bronze Medal Winner
(Muncie Central is in Top 8% of all IN High Schools)
62. Wapahani High School – Selma Nationally Recognized / Bronze Medal Winner
(in Top 8.4% of all IN high schools)
N/R. Daleville High School – Daleville Nationally Recognized / Bronze Medal Winner*
N/R. Delta High School – Royerton Nationally Recognized / Bronze Medal Winner*
N/R. WesDel High School – Gaston Nationally Recognized / Bronze Medal Winner*
Cowan High School was not ranked – perhaps due to its small enrollment. Cowan H.S. had a 100% graduation rate, and are well-known as a high quality school corporation.
*Daleville, Delta and WesDel High Schools, by receiving Bronze Medals, would rank in the Top 12% to 16% of all U.S. High Schools.
Criteria: graduation rates, performance on state assessments and how well they prepare all high school students for college. Google U.S. News & World Reports / High School Rankings to read more about the rankings, criteria specifics, profiles of each schools and where schools ranked in each evaluation criteria.
Source: U.S. News & World Reports