New ranking dubs Saline top high school in Washtenaw County
Newsweek and The Daily Beast ranked Saline High School as the fourth-best in Michigan.
The publications published their 2013 America's Best High School rankings Monday, listing the top 2,000 schools in the country. Four are in Ann Arbor, one is in Saline and one is in Chelsea. Eighty-seven are in Michigan.
Here's where the local schools fall in the U.S. rankings, with their Michigan rankings in parenthesis:
- 298th: Saline High School (4)
- 633st: Community High School (25)
- 637th: Chelsea High School (26)
- 891st: Huron High School (38)
- 955th: Pioneer High School (40)
- 1019th: Skyline High School (44)
Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com
The schools are ranked in part on graduation rates and the percentage of the student body that is college bound. Schools are also judged by average SAT and ACT test scores and the number of AP, IB and AICE tests taken per student and the average scores. [Read more about methodology.]
Saline High School ranked highest in Washtenaw County, followed by Community High School in Ann Arbor.
The top high school in Michigan is International Academy, a magnet school in Bloomfield Hills. At that school, 100 percent of students graduate and all are accepted to college.
At Saline High School, according to the ranking, 99 percent of students graduate and 93 percent go to college. The average ACT score is 25.
At Community High School 97 percent of students graduate and 96 percent of those students are accepted to college. The average ACT score is 26.2.
Chelsea High School boasts a 97 percent graduation rate and 90 percent of those students are accepted to college. The average ACT score is 23.
Huron High School has an 89 percent graduation rate, with 91 percent going to college and a 23.5 average ACT score.
Pioneer High School has a 95 percent graduation rate, with 80 percent going to college and a 24.7 average ACT score.
Skyline has a 94 percent graduation rate, with 86 percent going to college and an average ACT score of 22.8.