PHS Best Among Local High Schools: U.S. News & World Report

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Perkins High School has been ranked the best public high school in Erie County and among the top 25 percent of public high schools across Ohio by U.S. News & World Report. 

The magazine cited PHS’s 99 percent graduation rate and its 82 percent science proficiency rate and its 78 percent reading proficiency rate for the ranking. In the annual high school listings, U.S. News ranked PHS at 167th among 750 public schools in Ohio and 4,316th among 17,843 public schools nationwide.

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“I am extremely proud to receive this ranking,” said Perkins Schools Superintendent Todd Boggs. “This is a reflection of the great work of the Perkins High School administration, faculty and staff, parents/guardians, and students.”

PHS currently has an enrollment of 578 students in Grade 9-12. The staff at PHS currently  includes 44 teachers and eight paraprofessionals. 

The U.S. News ranking also noted PHS’s 19:1 student-to-teacher ratio. 

“Our teachers and staff have made great strides, not only to ensure high graduation rates, but also providing opportunities for students to excel in all areas,” said Principal Jeff Harbal. “We want students to have the best of academics, arts, and athletics.”

Mr. Harbal also noted that PHS continues to offer students AP and college credit classes along with opportunities to explore future careers through its Academy Experience program.

Other local high schools ranked by U.S. News included Vermilion High School, Huron High School, Sandusky High School, Edison High School, and Margaretta High School.

For the local, state, and nationwide rankings, U.S. News focused on six factors:

  • College readiness
  • Reading and math proficiency
  • Reading and math performance
  • Underserved student performance
  • College curriculum breadth
  • Graduation rates

U.S. News also shared data on enrollment, student diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs, graduation rates and the results of state assessments, according to a press release from the magazine.

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