Enterprise High School is one of the top 20 schools in Alabama, according to an April 30 publication from U.S. News and World Report.
The school, which has a total enrollment of 2,203 students, was ranked 16th on the list with an overall score of 92.18. Total enrollment for Enterprise was higher than any other school on the list.
Schools, according to usnews.com, were rated across “six indicators of school quality” -- college readiness, college curriculum breadth, math and reading proficiency, math and reading performance, underserved student performance and graduation rate.
Among the factors that influenced the school’s high state rating were math and reading levels, graduation rate and accessibility to advanced placement (AP) programs.
EHS ranks 1,348 nationally out of 17,245 schools in the study. It ranked 753 in math and reading proficiency and 801 in math and reading performance. The school’s graduation rate is 93 percent, and 60 percent of students took at least one AP exam, with a pass rate of 36 percent.
Enterprise City Schools Superintendent Greg Faught said the ranking demonstrates the quality of schools in Enterprise.
“While we try not to get too caught up in our own positive press clippings, this report is noteworthy,” Faught said. “Being ranked number 16 means that EHS is considered to be within the top four or five percent of all high schools in Alabama. More importantly, the ranking stands as a strong indicator of the quality all of our schools deliver throughout the system. I extend the credit for this commendable report to each teacher, aide, secretary, nurse, bus driver, custodial or maintenance staff person and school-based administrator, K through 12.
“This report should also remind us that there is room for growth. Our ultimate vision is to prepare principled students for life after graduation and part of that very important statement is learning to always do quality work. If we can continue to embrace and practice that, ECS will be its very best.”
EHS ranks ahead of Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School, out of Montgomery, and behind Hunstville High School.
Coming in first overall on the list was Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School, of Montgomery, which also ranked 13 nationally.
EHS also received an overall grade of B for 2018, according to niche.com.