What local school ranked the highest in the area by the Michigan Department of Ed?

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Last year the Michigan Department of Education unveiled a new ranking system that rates public schools across the state on a scale of zero to 100.

For the second year in a row Williamston High School, ranked highest in Ingham County with a score of 95.89.

This score also placed it at the top of high schools in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties.

Four other high schools received ratings above 90 in Ingham county: Okemos, Webberville, Haslett and East Lansing.

The scoring system looks at factors such as state exam student proficiency, graduation rates and factors such as the availability of art, music and physical education programs.

Improvement on state exams is the most heavily weighted factor, counting for 34% of the total score.

To see where your child’s school ranks in the new state assessment, click here .

“Our success on the state scorecard can be attributed to the focus on student growth data throughout the District and evidence-based instructional practices. We have teams of educators reviewing the progress of each student and developing support plans that can be immediately implemented based on what those data are communicating.

Our educators are constantly challenging themselves to learn and implement practices that will maximize the academic growth of all students and those efforts are reflected in the high marks our schools earn on the state scorecard," said Adam Spina, Williamston Community Schools Superintendent.

Below are some of the scores from Ingham County based on information from the 2017-2018 school year:

Williamston H.S. 95.89
Okemos H.S. 95.19
Webberville H.S. 94.28
Haslett H.S. 93.52
East Lansing H.S. 86.6
Mason H.S. 85
Leslie H.S. 78.65
Dansville H.S. 71.64
Stockbridge H.S. 69.02
Holt H.S. 54.49
Waverly H.S. 49.89


And recently, a poll done by Brainly, the world's largest peer-to-peer learning community for students, parents and teachers, polled 1,000 Americans to discover which states most appreciate the amazing impact teachers have on students.

Michigan ranked 8th on the final list:
Indiana - 100
Mississippi - 100
Nevada - 100
Virginia - 98
Illinois - 97
Texas - 97
Georgia - 96
Michigan - 95
Alabama - 94
Connecticut - 93
Oregon - 93

There were some notable findings from that survey as well - read below:
83% of Americans said that teachers don't get the recognition they should for the massive impact they have on America's youth. In a similar vein, 79% say that they aren't paid enough and should be paid more.

62% say that keep in touch with their favorite teachers after leaving school. Maybe it has something to do with this other datapoint: 53% point to a teacher's passion for the work as the most desirable trait in a teacher. When you find someone like that, you KIT.

Despite forcing us to slog through Ethan Frome, 25% of Americans say their English teachers were their all-time fave. This is followed by Math (16%), The Arts (15%), Science (14%), and History (12%).

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