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Royal Oak High School Ranked Among the Best

By |2017-05-11T09:00:00-04:00May 11th, 2017|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|

In the 2017 Best High School rankings by U.S. News and World Report, Royal Oak High School was ranked in the Top 50 statewide among the best public high schools in the state in the latest list of high-performing schools.
The data collected by the magazine in Michigan shows Royal Oak High School is ranked 42 out of 850 high schools. Royal Oak High School was one of 79 high schools in the state to earn a silver medal award. Six schools received gold medals and 160 got bronze medals.
This year marks the third year in a row that Royal Oak High School has gotten a silver medal designation in the annual ranking of high schools nationwide by the magazine. Statistics from the report show that the high school has an enrollment of nearly 1,300 students, a 92 percent graduation rate and a ratio of one teacher for every 19 students. The student body makeup is 51 percent male and 49 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 17 percent.
A key metric for analyzing top high schools in the study is the level of college readiness of its students. Students in Royal Oak have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement course work and exams and 44 percent of students at the school participate in the program, according to the report.
U.S. News and World Report worked with RTI International, a global non-profit social research firm, to produce this year’s list of top high schools in the nation. A four-step process was used to identify the best high schools. The first three steps included performance on the math and reading portions of their state proficiency tests, graduation rates and how well all students were served. Schools that made it past the first three steps were assessed further on how prepared students were for college-level work.

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