Gibraltar Recognized by U.S. News and World Report

Gibraltar High School was one of six Wisconsin schools to receive silver medal recognition by U.S. News and World Report in the magazine’s rankings of the nation’s best high schools in a report released this month.

“It’s an honor not just for the high school teachers but for all our staff,” said secondary school principal Kirk Knutson. “Our elementary teachers who prepare our students, the moms and dads and the whole community that gives us so much support.”

The magazine collaborated with School Evaluation Services and analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 21,000 public high schools to find the best in the country. The top schools were placed into gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention categories. No Wisconsin school received gold recognition, symbolic of the top 100 schools in the country.

The evaluation began by examining state data on how schools serve disadvantaged households, then at how the school performed in providing college readiness for students. Knutson said he was especially proud of the recognition because it looked at how the school served all students, “not just at advanced placement scores.”

Kohler, Nicolet, Shorewood, Milwaukee King, and Grantsburg were the other Wisconsin schools to get silver awards.

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