GHS Named in Top 20 of Public High Schools in Indiana

2017 Best Public High Schools in Indiana

Goshen High School was recently named as one of the top 20 best public high schools in Indiana! According to the study done by Niche, the best public high school ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education.  Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality and high school ratings. The academics grade gets the highest weight, accounting for half of the school rank.  The remaining areas listed below, share the remaining 50% that determines the school’s rank:

  • Culture and diversity – based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents
  • Health and safety – based on student attendance, suspension/expulsion data, and survey responses on the school environment from parents and students
  • Parent and student surveys on overall experience – based on a Niche survey response scored on a 1-5 scale regarding overall experience of students and parents from the school
  • Teachers – based on teacher salary, teacher absenteeism, state test results, and teacher survey results,
  • Resources and facilities – based on expense per student, staffing, and survey responses on facilities from students and parents
  • Clubs and activities – based on expenses per student and survey responses on clubs and activities from students and parents
  • Sports – based on number of sports, participation, and survey responses on athletics and athletic facilities from students and parents.

The list of the top 20 schools:

  1. Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics & Humanities in Muncie, IN
  2. Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
  3. West Lafayette Junior/Senior High School, West Lafayette, IN
  4. Munster High School, Munster, IN
  5. Fishers High School, Fisher, IN
  6. Signature School, Evansville, IN
  7. North Central High School, Indianapolis, IN
  8. Herron High School, Indianapolis, IN
  9. Westfield High School, Westfield, IN
  10. Homestead Senior High School, Ft. Wayne, IN
  11. Avon High School, Avon, IN
  12. Carroll High School, Ft. Wayne, IN
  13. Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, IN
  14. Zionsville Community High School, Zionsville, IN
  15. Penn High School, Mishawaka, IN
  16. Crown Point High School, Crown Point, IN
  17. Brownsburg High School, Brownsburg, IN
  18. Floyd Central High School, Floyd Knobs, IN
  19. Yorktown High School, Yorktown, IN
  20. Goshen High School, Goshen, IN

Overall Niche Grade for Goshen High School, A

Niche Subcategories for Goshen High School:

Academics, A-

Diversity, A

Teachers, A

College Readiness, A-

Clubs & Activities, B+

Health & Safety, A

Administration, A-

Sports, B+

Food, B

Resources & Facilities, A-

Congratulations to the staff and students at Goshen High School, for making GHS such a distinctively great place!