Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Birmingham High Schools Among Best In Nation

Both Groves and Seaholm have been named to the U. S. News & World Report’s list of America’s Best High Schools, a list of 1,591 schools that were selected from 18,790 public schools nationwide. Seaholm High School and Groves High School are both acknowledged as Silver Medal Schools in this evaluation developed by School Evaluation Services, a K-12 education data research division of Standard & Poor’s. To make the list, schools must meet the parameters of a three step process. The first two steps measure success through benchmarks based on state proficiency standards while the third step determines the level of college readiness that students exhibit. This final step focuses primarily on the degree of success the school has at providing college-level curriculum. Although there are various debates regarding school rankings, we consistently find our district represented in these lists and extend, with pride, congratulations to our students and staff on this national recognition.

Congratulations are also in order for Groves speech and theater teacher John Rutherford who was selected as the state winner of the prestigious 2007 ArtServe Michigan Governor's Award for Arts & Culture in the Arts Educator category. John received the award from Governor Granholm in a ceremony held last week at the DIA.


Terry Matlen, ACSW said...


Were students with disabilities included in this ranking? I highly doubt it and I'm also not surprised.

Terry Matlen, ACSW

Rob Lawrence said...

Yes, all students were included as the ranking pulls data from state testing programs as well as data from Standard and Poor' School Matters web site (which tracks student performance at the aggregate and sub-category student levels).

Erik said...

Your education sector-restructuring minded readers will probably be interested in

A State-wide Grade 6 global mathematics initiative will be coming to Michigan in a couple of weeks: