Rochester Community Schools High Schools Ranked Among the Best in Michigan

Three high schools within the Rochester Community School District were ranked among the top 30 best public high schools in Michigan, according to a study conducted by U.S. News and World Report in partnership with RTI International. The study looked at 608 districts and 849 public high schools across the state. Nationally, 19,753 high schools were reviewed. Only those schools who earned a national gold or silver medal were eligible for state ranking.

Rochester Adams High School, a gold medal award recipient, ranked number nine in the state and 447 nationally. Approximately 1560 students are enrolled in the school. “The Adams family works hard to create a culture that embraces excellence,” said Rochester Adams High School Principal Kevin Cumming. “We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of the best high schools in the State of Michigan. This honor is a testament to our remarkable students, supportive parents, and dedicated staff.”

Stoney Creek High School, a silver medal award recipient, ranked number 23 in the state and 790 in the nation. The school has approximately 1601 students. “We take great pride in ensuring all students receive a quality education in a caring atmosphere,” said Stoney Creek High School Principal Cathryn Skedel.

“The U.S. News high school rankings are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our students and staff. That, coupled with the support of our parents and community, makes for a winning combination. We are so thrilled with the results of the study.”

Rochester High School, a silver medal award recipient, ranked number 30 in the state and 973 nationally. The school has approximately 1551 students. “It is an honor to be recognized by U.S. News,” said Rochester High School Interim Principal Neil DeLuca. “As an instructional institution, we are privileged to have the continued support of our parents and the community. This is what makes the Rochester Community Schools a great place to live, learn and work.”

According to the press release the U.S. News methodology that was used to rank the high schools was based on the following key principles: “a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and… it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.” Also according to U.S. News, a three-step process was used to determine high school rankings. “The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using their performance on the math and reading parts of their state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.”

“The Rochester Community School District takes pride in ensuring our students are college ready, career ready, and life ready,” said Superintendent Robert Shaner. “We would not be the high ranking school district that we are without the dedicated professionals serving our children. We are also grateful for the support of parents and the community. This achievement is their success too.”

Rochester Community Schools Mission
To provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere for students to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.

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