PHS, John Glenn Named Among Top Schools in State

An area school has been named one of the top schools in the state by the U.S. News and World Report, ranking in the top 50 best high schools in the state for 2013. John Glenn High School in Walkerton came in at number 21 in the state while Plymouth High School ranked number 26 for the state, following U.S. News’s review of 21,035 United States public schools.

Only 105 Hoosier schools made it into the running. With more than 1000 students and 51 teachers, PHS boasts a larger enrollment than most schools in Indiana. John Glenn High School has 605 students and 32 teachers, ranking 1576th in the nation.

The schools were among 44 schools that received a silver rating with another 58 schools earning bronze. Only three schools in the state received the highest rank, that of gold, including Signature School in Evansville, West Lafayette Jr./Sr. High School, and Burris Laboratory School in Muncie.

Plymouth Schools Superintendent Dan Tyree said staff of the high school has worked very hard to meet the challenging needs of their students, and said the U.S. News and World Report ranking certifies that they are on the right track for greatness. Tyree also praised the teachers from kindergarten through eighth grade, saying the success goes to show that their teachers are preparing students exceptionally well for high school.

PHS Principal Jim Condon seconded Tyree’s sentiments, stating the ranking reflects the efforts and achievements of their students and faculty as well as the support of parents and the community.