Hopkins earns Silver rating from U.S. News & World Report

Hopkins High School has been given homepage-logoa Silver rating by U.S. News & World Report, based on data from the 2013-14 academic year/.

The magazine’s Overview reported, “Hopkins High School is ranked 81st within Michigan. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Hopkins High School is 32 percent. The student body makeup is 54 percent male and 46 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 5 percent.”

The school was ranked No. 2,103 nationwide in the study. It was rated as above average in math and reading proficiency and near average in operall college readiness.

A small Class B school, it had 532 students and 26 teachers for a 20 to 1 ratio.



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  • I congratulate Hopkins schools for such a fine rating. It is a tribute to administration, teachers, and students to attain such an honor.

    While I think the class size at the end of the article is overblown (20 students per teacher ratio), the class I was in many years ago, the vast majority of my fellow classmates earned college degrees. It was announced at the last assembly, 68% of the class was accepted at institutions of higher learning beyond high school. Some of my classmates joined the armed services (this was during Vietnam) and many of those used the G.I. Bill to access higher education later. There are very few of my classmates without a post high school graduate degree – 3 physicians, 2 lawyers, 5 engineers, 7 teachers, many specialties such as diesel mechanics, auto mechanics, plumbers, electricians, tool and die, business owners, etc. My class did very well overall. Class size then was well over 30 students per class, especially in the required subjects such as math, science, civics (political science) and English. The one math class I was in had 60+ students in it.
    It was a different time, I realize, but don’t tell me that is the only reason students do well – it is up to the student, and more importantly, the parental supervision and guidance to help sons and daughters learn and encourage achievement.

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