A few local high schools recently received a nod from USNews.com. The website recently released a listing of top schools in Indiana based upon class sizes, testing scores and proficiency scores in both algebra and English.
Though many schools in Kosciusko County such as Wawasee High School and Warsaw Community High School were unranked, schools lying on the outskirts of the county fared favorably in the ranking. Amongst the schools ranked in the top 50 were Whitko High School, which ranked 47th in Indiana and ranked 2,370 nationally; NorthWood High School, ranked 44th in the state and 2,241 nationally; and Plymouth High School, ranked 15th in the state and 1,397 nationally.
The only school corporation to overlap with Kosciusko County, Whitko, had an average class size of 19 students to one teacher with a total of 574 students and 30 teachers, larger than the Indiana average. Forty-three percent of students tested for AP credit with 14 percent passing. Math proficiency was ranked at 58 percent with English proficiency at 68 percent.
NorthWood High School had class sizes of 15 students to one teacher with 853 students and 56 teachers total. Thirty-four percent of students tested for AP credit with 19 percent passing. Sixty-nine percent of students were ranked proficient in math with 80 percent deemed proficient in English.
Plymouth, which received the top scores in the area, has an average class size of 18 students to one teacher. The school houses 1,112 students and 61 teachers total. A total of 37 percent of students took an Advanced Placement test for college credit with 31 percent passing. In terms of proficiency, 45 percent were ranked proficient in math and 70 percent were ranked proficient in English.
Other schools to make the list included Goshen High School, which ranked 22 in the state and 1,650 nationally; and Manchester Jr-Sr High School, ranking 35th in Indiana and 1,993 nationally.
To view the list, click here.