Today, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township applauded four Michigan high schools recognized by U.S. News & World Report as being in the top 100 nationwide. The annual report ranked City Middle-High School in Grand Rapids, the International Academy of Macomb in Clinton Township, the International Academy in Bloomfield Hills, and Washtenaw International High School in Ypsilanti among the best in the nation. Rep. Afendoulis particularly acknowledged the importance of this achievement by City Middle-High School for all students and parents of Kent County.
“My daughter graduated from City High in 2016,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I couldn’t have been more pleased with her education and am not surprised the school finds itself on this prestigious list again. City High is a beacon of learning and opportunity not just for the students from the city of Grand Rapids, but also those from other districts fortunate enough to be admitted. Congratulations to everyone at City for this great and well-deserved recognition!”
Rankings are determined through a holistic look at a school’s college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. The 100 schools were ranked out of more than 17,000 examined nationwide.