KINGSFORD - Kingsford High School has been honored with a recognition by U.S. News and World Report in its selection of "Best High Schools in Michigan 2014."
Kingsford has been awarded silver medal status based on its high performance on state assessments, Advanced Placement (A.P.) test scorers and student preparedness for college and post secondary careers.
Of the 588 high schools in Michigan, Kingsford High School was ranked 57th, putting it in the top 10 percent.
Kingsford High School Principal Lyle Smithson, left, Breitung Township Schools Superintendent Craig Allen, and Nancy Jayne, guidance counselor and Advanced Placement program coordinator, pose with the award from U.S. News and World Report.
Of the 18,411 high schools in the country that qualified, Kingsford High School ranked 1,951.
Following the publication of Kingsford High School's selection for U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools in Michigan 2014 list, the American Registry seconded the honor and added Kingsford High School to the "Registry of Business Excellence"
"Kingsford High School is extremely honored that we have been selected to be included in the U.S. News and World Report "Best High Schools in Michigan 2014," said Superintendent Craig Allen. "This selection is a compliment to the students and staff at Kingsford High School. We are very proud to be included in this recognition of academic success."
In the 2014 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, Michigan has 10 schools with gold medals, 50 with silver medals and 131 with bronze medals.
In the U.P., Houghton High School and Rudyard High School were ranked among the top 60 high schools in the state.