Avon Lake High School Earns High Newsweek Ranking

Avon Lake Schools Logo_RGBAVON LAKE, Ohio –  The rankings are in and Avon Lake High School scored a spot in the top half of the national rankings on Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools list for 2015. The school is listed as No. 170. The placement is a jump from the No. 402 ranking in 2014.

According to Newsweek, the rankings are intended to identify public high schools that have the highest performance on state tests and best prepare students for college.

The list is based on a combination of student scores on state tests, SAT and ACT exams, Advanced Placement tests and other factors including graduation rate and the percentage of students who enroll in college after graduation. The data is from the National Center for Education Statistics.

Avon Lake High School scored 82.1 percent for college readiness, boasts a 100 percent graduation rate and has 95.9 percent of its students attending college. The school also met the magazine’s “Equity” measure for helping low-income students score at or above average on state assessments.

“While it is always nice to receive honors like this, this is just a small piece of what we do at Avon Lake,” said Superintendent Robert Scott. “We work very hard at educating the whole child. We are proud of our students, teachers and parents. Even though this award is for the high school, education begins in kindergarten and even earlier. It’s a whole process and we are grateful to everyone involved to make our students successful in school and in life. It takes time and we are fortunate to have a great community and great teachers who believe in what we are doing.”

Other Ohio high schools on the list of 500 include:

45. Ottawa Hill High School

53. Oakwood High School

55. Indian Hill High School

88. Dublin Jerome High School

89. Solon High School

114. Mariemont High School

135. Bexley High School

144. William Mason High School

163. Madeira High School

167. Akron Early College High School

170. AVON LAKE HIGH SCHOOL

224. Turpin High School

226. Upper Arlington High School

230. Beachwood High School

232. Hudson High School

281. Rocky River High School

295. Orange High School

297. Belbrook High School

309. Tippecanoe High School

332. Canfield High School

352. New Albany High School

361. Mayfield High School

365. Dublin Coffman High School

399. Springboro High School

405. Sycamore High School

422. Aurora High School

441. Granville High School

453.  Olentangy Liberty High School

456. Reynoldsburg High School eSTEM

468. Sylvania Northview High School

481. Wadsworth High School

489. Olmsted Falls High School

490. Anderson High School

491. Highland High School

The top high school in the country is Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia.

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