The Owosso High School Graduation Ceremony will take place in the OHS gym this evening, Thursday, May 23. The ceremony begins at 7 p.m.
Graduates were given six tickets with their cap and gown earlier this week.
Owosso High School Ranks in Top 7%
of High Schools Nationwide
On April 22, “U.S. News and World Report,” one the nation’s most reputable sources for news, shared their findings of the Best High Schools project which identifies the country’s top-performing public high schools. Owosso High School was ranked 41st in Michigan and scored 1,440 out of 21,035 schools in the nation, earning the organization’s “Silver” ranking.
According to the report, “A three-step process determined the Best High Schools. The first two steps ensured that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state proficiency tests as the benchmarks. For those schools that made it past the first two steps, a third step assessed the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.”
Although the ranking formula was somewhat complex, it demonstrates that: 1.) Owosso High School students are performing better than statistically expected for the average student in the state and 2.) Owosso High School’s least advantaged students are performing better than average for similar students in the state when considering math and reading proficiency ratings. After meeting the first two criteria, Owosso was eligible to be judged nationally on the final step--college-readiness performance—using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success. The third step measured high schools that produced the best college-level achievement for the highest percentages of their students. To view the full report, visit: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/michigan/rankings
“Student success is our passion at Owosso Public Schools,” reports Owosso Superintendent Dr. Andrea Tuttle. “Our commitment to student engagement, high achievement, and innovation, from preschool to high school affords Owosso students the opportunity to achieve at levels comparable to the best schools in our state and our nation. Owosso Public Schools supports a 21st Century Education where students are encouraged to think critically, think creatively, embrace the entrepreneurial spirit, and explore their curiosities. With families and a community who expect and deserve excellence and embrace the future of education, we deliver a unique combination of learning opportunities with International Baccalaureate teaching philosophies to educate tomorrow’s leaders.”
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Student success is our passion at Owosso Public Schools. We are committed to student engagement, high achievement, and innovation, from preschool to high school. We focus on literacy, science, technology, engineering, mathematics, fine arts, world languages, and entrepreneurship. Owosso High School was ranked in the top 7 percent of high schools in the nation. International Baccalaureate teaching philosophies are used district-wide.
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