OWOSSO HIGH SCHOOL was recently ranked by U.S. News and Works Report (USNWR) as the 94th school in the state, out of 863 schools. As a result of being named one of the top 100 schools, Owosso High School (OHS) also received a USNWR Best High Schools Silver award. Contributing to the high ranking was the strength of the OHS Advanced Placement (AP) program, which presently includes 14 courses, the commendable student participation rate in AP courses, and the high OHS graduation rate.

The USNWR used data from the 2013-2014 school year to determine its rankings. The AP participation rate, for that school year, was 33 percent, and the OHS graduation rate was 92.48 percent. That number jumped to 98.64 percent for the 2014-2015 school year, and OHS Principal Jeff Phillips does not see the trend ending any time soon.

“This award is a product of our system; a K through 12 award, I think,” Phillips said. “In addition to our strong AP program, our innovative curriculum, in general, lends itself to success. The curriculum is designed to engage the students and to make them think. And our outstanding, dedicated staff really make the difference.” (Independent Photo/Graham Sturgeon)

OHS Ranked 94th School in the State was last modified: May 2nd, 2016 by Karen Elford