Janesville Craig and Parker High Schools continue the tradition of excellence in education receiving another “Silver” ranking by US News and World Report for 2016. Both schools remain in the top 100 high schools in Wisconsin, according to the magazine. The schools achieved “Silver” status, with Parker ranked 66th and Craig ranked 56th in Wisconsin. The report issued rankings for 164 of the more than 500 high schools in the state.
“We have excellent educators and support staff who do their best every day to guide students on their academic journey,” said Dr. Karen Schulte, Superintendent. “Our community should be proud of our high schools—not just because of their rankings in this report—but for the opportunities our schools provide students, helping them graduate ready for career or college.”
The report uses a methodology that rewards high schools that serve all students well—both college bound and those planning on entering the military or workforce. An emphasis on mathematics and English language arts is applied, as well as the requirement that the school’s graduation rate meets or exceeds the national graduation rate.
“These rankings help confirm what we know about our schools,” added Schulte. “We have high expectations for our students, quality educators, dedicated parents, and a community that is committed to our schools. By working together, we are providing a better future for our children, and that is part of a foundation that supports a better Janesville for all.”
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