U.S. News & World Report ranked Milford High School as one of the best high schools in the US. There were more than 21,000 public high schools evaluated in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well students were prepared for college. Milford ISD earned a Bronze Metal!
AIR implemented U.S. News’s comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college-bound and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
In determining who the best high schools were, a three step process was put into place. The first was to look at reading and math results for all students on each state’s high school proficiency tests. The second step was to determine if the school’s least advantaged students were performing better than average for similar students in the state. When the schools got through the first two steps they were then eligible to be judged nationally on college-readiness performance which is step three.
When asked why he though the students were excelling Clingenpeel responded, “Marilee Byrne (principal) and Khristy Strange (assistant principal) and our faculty do a great job getting the best out of our kids. All the students excel. We have a lot to offer our students. We offer the dual credit program for all students. Some students would not get the chance to take college courses otherwise. It gives the kids a chance. We have smaller classes than most schools. There are fourteen students to one teacher in most classes. This gives the teachers a chance to know the student’s needs, build on their strengths and build up their weaknesses.”
Congratulations Milford High School – Keep up the good work!