Four MPS schools continue to make list of top schools in the state

May 17, 2018

Four MPS high schools are celebrating the release of the U.S. News and World Report list of top high schools. Rufus King International High School is the top-rated Milwaukee school on the list, being ranked 9th in the state and also earning a Silver Medal as a high-performing school. Silver Medals also went to Milwaukee School of Languages, ranked 15th; and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School, ranked 23rd.

U.S. News and World Report annually determines its rankings based on graduation rates, number of Advanced Placement classes offered, college readiness, test scores, and other factors.

The four MPS schools making this prestigious list, which includes national recognition, are:

• Rufus King International High School: Ranked #9 in Wisconsin
• Milwaukee School of Languages: Ranked #15 in Wisconsin
• Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School: Ranked #23 in Wisconsin
• Hmong American Peace Academy K3–12 (HAPA): Ranked #107 in Wisconsin

“This is a proud day for MPS. We congratulate the students, families, educators, and support staff who continue to achieve great things in our schools,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver. “As we reimagine high schools, we are working to replicate what is driving these successful schools.”

In the past, each of these four schools has made the U.S. News and World Report list, The Washington Post list of most challenging schools, or both.

MPS is guided by Eight Big Ideas – strategic objectives designed to improve student achievement – among which, the Rethinking High Schools objective is opening pathways and driving improvements to benefit students.