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Berkley High School Named one of Newsweek's Best High Schools

Berkley High School was one of 39 Michigan schools to make the list. See how it measured up and why administration believes it's earned a spot on the list since 2008.

Newsweek's 2012 list of 1,000 Best High Schools in the nation was released this week and  was listed as one of only 39 schools in Michigan to receive the distinction.

The honor comes for the fifth year in a row. 

“In addition to recognizing us for our academic rigor, this is an important recognition of what we know to be true," Superintendent Michael Simeck  explained in a press release.

" is large enough to offer depth of service and access to a wide variety of opportunities, yet small enough to know each of our students, kindergarten through high school."

Simeck added that the misison to focus on every student is also what makes the school shine, along with an outstanding support system.

“We are very proud of our students, teachers, parents, and our community in continuously achieving this national ranking,” he said.

To be eligible for this recognition, each school must complete a survey from Newsweek requesting specific data from the 2010-11 academic year. Essentially, the list ranks schools on their abilities to produce "college-ready grads," according to its high school report card.

In all, more than 2,300 schools were assessed to produce the final list of the top 1,000 schools this year.

Berkley High School came in at No. 646 on the list and was among several other area high schools, including Troy and Athens high schools in Troy, West Bloomfield High School, Andover High School in Bloomfield Hills, as well as  Wilie E. Groves and Seaholm high schools in Birmingham. 

For more information about Berkley High School or other schools in the district, visit BerkleySchools.org.

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