TKHS Named as a 2020 Best High School in Nation

The rankings also list school districts by state and region. Within the Grand Rapids Metro Area, Thornapple Kellogg High School is ranked 26th among the 112 schools ranked. 

TK Superintendent Rob Blitchok said the ranking is a testament to TK’s outstanding staff, students and community. “Our students are given valuable resources and opportunities at TKHS to prepare them for life beyond high school - whether it’s going immediately into the workforce, obtaining skilled training or moving on to a traditional college or university. We want our students to be well-rounded with a strong educational foundation.”

High School Principal Tony Petersen agreed. “We’re extremely proud of our student achievements in many areas and will continue working and growing our educational opportunities for all students.”

U.S. News 2020 Best High Schools numerically ranked nearly 18,000 schools nationwide this year. The rankings were calculated using six ranking factors:

  • College Readiness - 30%
  • College Curriculum Breadth - 10%
  • Math and Reading Proficiency - 20%
  • Math and Reading Performance - 20%
  • Underserved Student Performance - 10%
  • Graduation Rate - 10%

The Best High Schools rankings, available online only, are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm. U.S. News doesn’t collect data directly from high schools – all data comes directly from official third-party sources. U.S. News receives AP and IB data directly from the College Board and International Baccalaureate, respectively, for use in the rankings. The state assessment data and graduation rates are from each state, and other data comes from the U.S. Department of Education Common Core of Data.

With today’s launch, U.S. News has published detailed school-specific information on enrollment, graduation rates, student body demographics, location, school type and results of state assessments, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests.

Click here to view the updated U.S. News profile page for Thornapple Kellogg Schools.