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Houghton Tops UP High Schools In Latest Rankings

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.

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