Houghton High School is the highest ranked Upper Peninsula public high school in the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.
Over 20,500 school were evaluated and the Gremlins were ranked 53rd in the state and 1,527th in the nation. The school also received a silver award.
L’Anse Area High School was ranked at 142 in the state and received a bronze award and was recognized nationally.
Other Copper Country schools that were recognized but not ranked on the state level include Baraga, Chassell, Ewen-Trout Creek, Hancock, and Jeffers. Those schools were also given 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.
In Michigan, 251 schools were ranked. The International Academy of Macomb was the highest ranked school from Michigan, and was 7th in the national rankings.