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Homestead Ranked a Top 10 High School in the State and a Best High School in the Nation by the U.S. News & World Report

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District #10 out of 462 (Top 2%) ranked high schools in the state of Wisconsin. The school was also ranked #561 of nearly 18,000 (Top 3%) public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Homestead High School has reaffirmed its achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School.

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Homestead High School in the Mequon-Thiensville School District #10 out of 462 (Top 2%) ranked high schools in the state of Wisconsin. The school was also ranked #561 of nearly 18,000 (Top 3%) public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are ranked on their performance on state-required tests, graduation, and how well they prepare students for college. By earning a national ranking in the top 40%, Homestead High School has reaffirmed its achieved status as a U.S. News Best High School.

"Our school community recognizes the strength of the Mighty Highlanders, and it's gratifying to witness the recognition of our students' and staff members' diligent efforts in rankings such as this," remarked Eric Ebert, Principal of Homestead High School. "I take pride in the commitment, remarkable accomplishments, and ongoing triumphs of our students and educators—all of which are clearly evident in this latest update from the U.S. News & World Report."

U.S. News bases rankings on performance on six ranking indicators: college readiness, state assessment proficiency, state assessment performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rate. In this year's ratings, Homestead maintained a "top ten" standing in the state of Wisconsin in the College Curriculum Breadth Index. This is a data point that represents the percentage of 12 graders who took and passed college-level courses while still in high school (Advanced Placement exam results).

"This latest ranking by the U.S. News & World Report represents the combined determination of our students, the dedication of our educators, and the backing of our community," remarked Dr. Matthew Joynt, Superintendent of Schools. "This ranking underscores the significance of top-tier public education and solidifies MTSD's role as a genuine 'launchpad to success'—an accomplishment that remains possible thanks to the unwavering support and collaborative effort of our entire school community."

Visit https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/wisconsin for additional information regarding the state and national rankings.