Big Rapids High School was recently awarded with a US News and World Report’s Best High Schools award for 2023-24, earning the highest ranking amongst area schools.
"We owe this distinction to a variety of factors including our commitment to academic excellence in the classes we offer including AP coursework as well as dual enrollment classes; a highly qualified teaching staff who care about our kids and their success; a district and board of education committed to providing the funding and resources required to succeed; and of course students who care about their education and their families who are supportive," Principal Ron Pincumbe said.
According to the US News and World Report rankings, Big Rapids ranks around the 6,000 mark amongst all high schools in the nation. This also includes a ranking of 193 in the state of Michigan out of 651 registered schools.
After recieving the award, Principal Pincumbe made sure to give credit to the middle school and elementary staff for their work with the students before they reach the high school level.
"It is important for us to recognize as well that our students would not perform well if it were not for the work put in by our K-8 staff. They are responsible for setting our students up for success at the high school level."