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In the U.S. News & World Report’s high school rankings two of our partner school districts in Wisconsin had high schools ranked: Menomonie High (Menomonie Falls School District), and Craig High and Parker High (School District of Janesville). Each earned a national rank in the top 10% of high schools (N=21,035; 49 states and D.C.) and ranked 13, 18, and 36 respectively out of Wisconsin’s 459 high schools.

US News (Menomonie HS)

US News (Craig HS)

US News (Parker HS)

Dr. Karen Schulte, Superintendent of the School District of Janesville, said the district was “thrilled to get the news” and invites readers to her blog highlighting Craig and Parker High Schools; a portion of her blog is below:

The School District of Janesville’s Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Director Kim Ehrhardt attributes the success of the Janesville high schools to district efforts designed to improve student achievement for students identified in sub groups… Secondary efforts associated with the development of school improvement plans, data retreats, pacing charts and curriculum-based assessments are strategic tools that both Parker and Craig have embraced that help raise student achievement for all students in the School District of Janesville.

U.S. News & World Report rankings are based in key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound; and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators (read more in the Superintendent’s blog here).

Read more about How U.S. News Calculated the 2013 Best High Schools Rankings. Join us in celebrating the great leaders and teachers at Menomonee, Craig, and Parker high schools and high schools across the country that are engaging students, parents, and their communities to provide their students with an excellent education.

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The School District of Menomonee Falls continuously pursues excellence one student at a time; this is embodied in its Mission: In partnership with family and community, the School District of Menomonee Falls provides the best personalized and comprehensive education so our students will be prepared for, and positively contribute to, a profoundly different future. Visit the District’s website at http://sdmf.schoolfusion.us/ and read about their recognition as a national model for classroom improvement.

The School District of Janesville, Wisconsin, is a Blue Ribbon Award Winning School District. This is a recognition held by only 3% of the school districts in the nation. SDJ is committed to creating a great place for student s to learn and to create a better work environment for all employees. They have institutionalized leadership evaluation measurements and Evidence-Based Leadership to focus on increased student achievement based on data and measurable improvement. Visit them at http://www.janesville.k12.wi.us/Default.aspx, read about their Journey to Excellence, and check out the superintendent’s blog.

Morse, Robert. (04.22.2013). How U.S. News Calculated the 2013 Best High Schools Rankings: We looked at thousands of public schools to identify the most outstanding. U.S. News & World Report. Available online here.

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