PAINESDALE - Jeffers High School and Calumet High School have been named two of the top 10 best high schools in the state by Michigan Capitol Confidential, ranking fifth and eighth, respectively.
The organization uses a context and performance report card to factor in student poverty levels into four years of standardized test scores for about 600 public high schools in the state and ranks them accordingly.
"They listed the top 10 high schools in the state which are district-run schools and are neither charter schools nor selective admission schools," Steve Nicholas told the Adams Township School District Board of Education Tuesday evening. "Regardless of size, Jeffers is No. 5 and Calumet is No. 8."
Superintendent Tim Keteri said the ranking is a direct reflection of the staff at the district, applauding the teachers and staff for dedicating time and energy to making the district a great place to be.
"When we look for an individual, we look for that person that characterizes our staff," he said. "Their hearts are in it 100 percent of the time."
Michigan Capitol Confidential is a news service of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Schools comprising the list come from all over the Upper and Lower Peninsula.