The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Wauwatosa East High School tenth out of 507 high schools in the state of Wisconsin.
East also ranked No. 590 in the national rankings and earned a silver medal. This is the second time in three years East has reached the top echelon of Wisconsin schools in the report.
“Being recognized as a top 10 high school in Wisconsin affirms the great work that is taking place in our classrooms at East and throughout the district. I am very proud of this award because it recognizes the collective effort and achievement of our entire educational community,” East High School Principal Nick Hughes said. “I feel that this award provides an opportunity for our students, staff and community to celebrate our accomplishments and feel good about the schools they attend and the community they are a part of.”
U.S. News used a formula based on the criteria of serving the students well, measurable academic outcomes and educating its student body across a range of performance indicators including college readiness.
The media company analyzed data from 20,487 high schools, which is the total number of public high schools across the country that had high-enough 12th-grade enrollment and/or sufficient enrollment in other grades during the 2014-15 school year to be eligible for the rankings.
According to the report, East had a total enrollment of 1,139 students and a graduation rate of 96 percent during the 2014-15 school year; 31 percent of the student body was listed as a minority and 19 percent were termed economically disadvantaged.
“It is our mission to provide an outstanding education throughout the Wauwatosa School District and each classroom along the way is part of the success in making students college and career ready,” Wauwatosa Schools Superintendent Phil Ertl said. “Recognition of this work and excellence at one of our schools is always great.
"I’d encourage parents who are interested in our school district to schedule a tour, visit our classrooms, and see how we’re working to educate the “whole child” and equipping them to be college and career ready at all of our schools.”
In the 2017 U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, 64 Wisconsin schools earned silver medals and 74 were awarded bronze.