Avon Lake High School Earns Newsweek Ranking

Avon Lake Schools Logo_RGBThe rankings are in and Avon Lake High School scored a spot in the top 500 of the national rankings on Newsweek’s America’s Top High Schools list for 2016. The school is listed as No. 261. Avon Lake is the only Lorain County school in the top 500 and one of 33 from Ohio that made the list.

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 77.5 percent for college readiness, boasts a 95.8 percent graduation rate and has 91.5 percent of its students attending college.

“I am always proud and pleased when the Avon Lake City School District receives this type of recognition,” said Superintendent Robert Scott. “It gives me the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the staff, students, parents, and community members for their hard work and support. I always need to point out that Avon Lake High School is the school being ranked, but this is really a district recognition. The hard work done by the students, staff, parents, and community, grades preschool to eighth-grade, in preparing students for the rigors of high school, is instrumental in the success of all our students. Staff and students do not often get the accolades that are deserved for the dedication it takes to achieve consistently at a high level academically, in co-curricular activities, and in extra-curricular activities. In a very busy world, being recognized by Newsweek allows us to pause and celebrate our successes.”

Avon Lake’s scores were:

  • AP/IB/Dual enrollment composite – 71.5
  • SAT/ACT composite score – 56.7
  • Average AP score – 76.8
  • Average SAT score – 1783
  • Average ACT score – 25
  • Dual enrollment participation – 17.2.percent
  • Counselor-student ratio – 1:383
  • College readiness – 77.5 percent
  • Graduation rate – 95.8 percent
  • College bound – 91.5 percent
  • Poverty – 11.2 percent.

For more information, visit www.newsweek.com/high-schools/americas-top-high-schools-2016.

Other Ohio high schools on the list of 500 include:

54. Indian Hill High School

66. Springboro High School

94. Hudson High School

97. Mariemont High School

101. Maderia High School

105. Solon High School

122. Bexley High School

146. Sycamore High School

157. Independence High School

166. Beachwood High School

170. Upper Arlington High School

206. Akron Early College High School

211. Olentangy Liberty High School

215. Aurora High School

216. Canfield High School

223. Highland High School

228. Revere High School

235. Dublin Coffman High School

247. Olentangy High School


277. Rocky River High School

288. Tippecanoe High School

373. Fort Recovery High School

380. Hilliard Davidson High School

399. Green High School

409. Worthington Kilbourne High School

415. Orange High School

420. Lakeview High School

438. Bay High School

460. Minster High School

468. Perrysburg High School

486. Olmsted Falls High School

493. West Geauga High School

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

“Avon Lake is a great, supportive community,” said Scott. “Our staff is outstanding. Our students and parents understand the value of a good education and are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. It is always great when our hard work is noticed and being recognized by outside entities helps all of us to continue our efforts.”

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