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Several Area High Schools Receive National Awards by U.S. News & World Report

Alpena High School was the highest ranked school from Northeast Michigan by U.S. News & World Report.

Michigan- A number of public high schools from Northeast Michigan received national recognition for excellence by U.S. News & World Report.

The publication releases a ranking of public high schools each year. This year, over 20,500 schools were evaluated. Alpena High School was the highest ranked school from the region. AHS came in at 81st in the state and 2,141st in the nation. Alpena, Tawas, and Ogemaw Heights all received silver awards.

A number of smaller schools went unranked but still received national recognition. Alcona, Cheboygan, Fairview, Johannesburg-Lewiston, Hale, Onaway, Oscoda, Rogers City, and Whittemore-Prescott all received bronze awards.

The report bases their ranking and evaluation on how schools serve all of their students. US News & World Report also evaluates how prepared students are for college-level coursework. Arizona took six of the top ten spots in the ranking.

251 schools were ranked in the Mitten State. International Academy of Macomb was the highest ranked school from Michigan, coming in as the seventh ranked public high school in the nation. You can check out the full list of schools by heading over to U.S. News & World Report or click here.