VAHS Ranked in Top Ten BEST HIGH SCHOOLS in Wisconsin

VAHS Ranked in Top Ten BEST HIGH SCHOOLS in Wisconsin
Posted on 05/20/2018
This is the image for the news article titled VAHS Ranked in Top Ten BEST HIGH SCHOOLS in WisconsinVerona -- Verona Area High School (VAHS) was named one of the top ten BEST HIGH SCHOOLS in Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings and civic journalism.

The group released the 2018 edition of Best High Schools,  ranking evaluations in more than 20,500 public high schools nationwide. The ranking identifies schools that best serve all of their students – including historically underserved populations – and assess the degree to which students are prepared for college-level coursework.

Nationally, VAHS was ranked #661 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. Schools are ranked based on their performance on state-required tests and how well they prepare students for college.

Overall, the rankings emphasize student outcomes, incorporating data on graduation rates and state assessments. Students at the 5,948 schools that receive national recognition from U.S. News graduate at rates that are 12 percentage points higher, on average, than students at other schools throughout the country.

"Top-ranked schools succeed in three main areas: exceeding expectations on state proficiency tests, offering challenging coursework and graduating their students," said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. "We encourage parents to use the Best High Schools rankings and data to research which schools in their state and nationwide are ensuring students are well-equipped for the future."

The Best High Schools rankings, available exclusively on, feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, graduation rates, diversity, participation in free and reduced-price lunch programs and the results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate test data.

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