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Tawas ranked top high school in NE Michigan

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U.S. News & World Report released its annual rankings of the top public high schools in America this week.

The rankings include data on more than 23,000 public schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

U.S. News used a new methodology in its rankings this year, so some schools faired much better than previous years whiles others did not. Six indicators were used to produce an overall score, including but not limited to state assessments and graduation rates.

Tawas Area High School was the topped ranked high school in northeast Michigan at 106 out of 650 state schools. Alpena High, which didn’t always fair well in past U.S. News rankings, came in second in the region and 174th in the state. Mio-AuSable was 180th and Cheboygan 217th.

Alcona, Rogers City and Oscoda high schools all did well in past rankings, but fell to between 457-650th in the state. Schools in that range did not receive an individual ranking. Posen and Hillman were also in that group.

According to the report, the top three high schools in the nation include Academic Magnet High School in South Carolina, Maine Schools of Science and Mathmatics in Maine, and BASIS Scottsdale in Arizona. International Academy of Macomb in Clinton Township was not only the top ranked high school in Michigan, but was also number eight in the nation.