EATON — In late August, U.S. News & World Report published numerical ranks for public high schools across the nation, focusing on school specific data like graduation rates and assessment results, participation in and performance on college-level coursework. School officials discussed Eaton High School’s ranking at a recent meeting.
The U.S. News Best High Schools rankings include data on nearly 25,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nearly 18,000 schools were ranked on six factors based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college.
In addition to the main national rankings, there are also numerical rankings for public high schools in each state.
EHS is ranked #4,561 in the national ranking with an overall score 74.2 and is ranked 167th within Ohio.
“You know, when you look at it, when you break it down, on their rankings Eaton is in the top 25 percent,” Superintendent Jeff Parker said. “And then in Ohio was like top 15 percent, at 167 out of over 1,000 high schools in Ohio. Sure everybody likes to be number one or whatever. But I think again, based on who we are, I think that’s pretty good recognition and I think recognition we should take some pride in.”