The list ranked public schools according to their scores on the MEAP and MME standardized tests, based on the number of students who scored well enough to be considered “proficient” in English language arts and math and on how much schools were able to improve the scores between the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 academic years. This is the first year the schools have been ranked comparatively. Black River Public School, Eagle Crest Charter Academy, Hamilton High School and Hamilton Middle School also posted scores at or higher than the 90th percentile. Holland High School was ranked in the 42nd percentile, making it one of the lowest-ranked high schools in the greater Holland area.
RANKINGS FOR AREA HIGH SCHOOLS:
1. Saugatuck High School 99
2. Black River Public School 97
3. Hamilton High School 90
4. Zeeland West High School 81
5. Zeeland East High School 74
6. West Ottawa High School 63
7. Holland High School 42
8. Fennville High School 24
For the extended list visit the Holland Sentinel.com
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